What was the Siege of Namwon (1597)?

Introduction The Siege of Namwon was a military engagement that occurred from 23 September to 26 September 1597, during the Japanese invasion of Korea (1592-1598). It ended in Japanese victory. Background Ukita Hideie marched on Namweon with around 49,600 soldiers on 11 September 1597. They arrived on 23 September. Namweon was garrisoned by 3,000 Ming… Read More

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What is the Imjin War (1592-1598)?

Introduction The Japanese invasions of Korea of 1592-1598 or Imjin War involved two separate yet linked invasions: an initial invasion in 1592 (Imjin Disturbance), a brief truce in 1596, and a second invasion in 1597 (Chongyu War). The conflict ended in 1598 with the withdrawal of the Japanese forces from the Korean Peninsula after a… Read More