|Battle of Beitang|
|Part of the Boxer Rebellion|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Casualties and losses|
|3 killed and 50 wounded, or 30 killed||4 killed|
Battle[edit | edit source]
Beitang is located 5 mi (8.0 km) to Tianjin's north. It was necessary to capture Beitang for organising railway connection between Tianjin and Manchuria.
During the night, Russian troops captured Chinese position near the destroyed Beitang railway station, and built several batteries. In the morning, Russian and German cannons began to bombard the fortress, and at 10a.m. the Chinese garrison fled. At noon, the fortress was captured without fighting.
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Sources[edit | edit source]
- Д.Г.Янчевецкий "У стен недвижного Китая". Санкт-Петербург - Порт-Артур, 1903 (D.G.Yanchevetskiy "Near the Walls of unmoving China", Sankt-Peterburg - Port-Artur, 1903)
- В. Г. Дацышен «Русско-китайская война 1900 года. Поход на Пекин» — СПБ, 1999. ISBN 5-8172-0011-2 (V.G.Datsishen "Russo-chinese war of 1900. March to Beijing", Sankt-Peterburg, 1999)
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