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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Qin Rigang ( , 1821 1856), was an eminent military leader of the Taiping Rebellion, known during his military tenure as the King of Yen or Yan King ( )(means swallow). He served loyally under Hong Xiuquan''s Taiping Administration and led Taiping forces to many military victories attacked. He was executed by Hong Xiuquan in 1856 because he had killed Yang Xiuqing during the Tianjing Incident. Chen Yucheng and Li Xiucheng were trained and taught by Qin, historians believe Qin Rigang was the top and excelent military conductor in the 19 century in China. The Jiangnan DaYing( ) were a military force employed by the Qing government to encircle Nanjing twice. The first time, 80 000 soldiers encircled Nanjing from March 1853, led by Qin Rigang and Li Xiucheng. In May 1856, he defeated the Imperial Inspector Minister Xiang Rong ( ), forcing him to suicide.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Xu Huang (169 227) was a prominent military general under the powerful warlord Cao Cao and his successor Cao Pi during the late Eastern Han Dynasty and Three Kingdoms era of China. He was most noted for breaking the siege at the Battle of Fancheng in 219. Chen Shou, author of the Records of Three Kingdoms, considered Xu Huang among the five top generals of the Kingdom of Wei, together with Zhang Liao, Yue Jin, Zhang He and Yu Jin. Born in the county of Yang in the late years of the Eastern Han Dynasty, Xu Huang worked as a local administrative officer in his younger days. Later, he followed the general Yang Feng on a campaign against the Yellow Turban Rebellion and was appointed a commander of the cavalry.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Zhao Yun (? - 229) was a major military general during the civil wars of the late Han Dynasty and during the Three Kingdoms era of China. For most of his career, Zhao Yun served the warlord Liu Bei, playing a part in the establishment of Shu Han. In literature and folklore he is lauded as the third member of the Five Tiger Generals.Due to the limited historical records, many facts about Zhao Yun''s life remain unclear or unknown. The original records in Chen Shou''s Records of Three Kingdoms are only a couple of hundred words long. Pei Songzhi''s annotations provide a relatively clear, though still incomplete picture of Zhao Yun''s life.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Qin Jiwei (Chinese: , Pinyin: Qín J w i, 1914-1997) was a general of the People's Republic of China, Minister of National Defense and a member of the Chinese Communist Party Politburo. Qin Jiwei was born to a poor peasant family in Huang'an (now Hong'an), Hubei Province of China in November 1914. Qin joined a Hebei guerrilla band after the failed Autumn Harvest Uprising, and spent his earliest years in the military under the leadership of Xu Haidong and Xu Xiangqian, and alongside future generals Chen Zaidao and Xu Shiyou. After a series of setbacks, the unit Qin served in was redesignated the 31st Division, Red 11th Corps. The Fourth Front Army participated in the Long March as a separate unit from the main force under Zhou Enlai and Mao Zedong. At the close of the Long March, Xu Xiangqian's Right Column (to which Qin, Chen Xilian and Li Xiannian were assigned) were shattered by Muslim cavalry in a battle that might have turned out differently had Mao Zedong not abandon Fourth Front Army commander Zhang Guotao.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Yan Liang was a military general under the powerful warlord Yuan Shao during the late Eastern Han Dynasty and Three Kingdoms era of China. He was slain by Guan Yu at the Battle of Baima. Little is known about Yan Liang's life. The only historical records could be found scattered throughout the Records of Three Kingdoms written by Chen Shou, within the biographies of Yuan Shao, Guan Yu, and Cao Cao. It was stated that Yan Liang was the most prominent and highest-ranking general under Yuan Shao. In 200, Yuan Shao mustered an army boasting 100,000 in strength and marched on Xuchang, the new capital and base city of Cao Cao. To ensure a safe crossing of the Yellow River, Yuan Shao sent Yan Liang to attack Baima as a diversionary tactic, despite advisor Ju Shou's counsel that Yan Liang was too frivolous to handle the responsibility alone.
The Second rout of the Jiangnan Army Group (1857 1860) was the deployment of the Qing government's Green Standard Army to crush the Taiping Rebellion. The Green Standard Army twice attempted to besiege the Taiping rebels' capital Nanjing but was defeated both times by the rebel force's military strategies and tactics.General Li Xiucheng of the rebel forces encircled the region of Jiangnan, taking over Hangzhou in the process, leading to its mayor committing suicide.In Nanjing Hong Rengan ordered Chen Yucheng's troops to cross the river. Chen commanded over 100,000 forces along the river and on 29 April he received the signal to attack from Hong Rengan and began the crossing.