Battle of Dadaejin

The Battle of Dadaejin
Part of Imjin War
Assault on Dadaejin.jpg
Date24 May 1592[1]
LocationDadaejin, Busan
Result Japanese victory
Belligerents
Japanese First Division Joseon
Commanders and leaders
Konishi Yukinaga Yun Heungsin
Strength
? 6,000[2]
Casualties and losses
? entire garrison massacred[3]

The Battle of Dadaejin and the Siege of Busan were the first battles of the Japanese invasions of Korea (1592–1598) and occurred simultaneously.

Background[]

The Japanese fleet arrived at Busan without any incident and rested overnight in its harbor. In the morning Konishi Yukinaga and Sō Yoshitoshi attacked Busan and a subsidiary harbor fort called Dadaejin.[4]

Battle[]

Konishi Yukinaga's first attack was repelled by Yun Heungsin.[5][2] The second attack came at night when Japanese forces filled the moat with rocks and lumber under cover of gunfire before scaling the walls using bamboo ladders.[2] The entire garrison was massacred.[3]

Aftermath[]

The Japanese First Division rested at Busan overnight and then advanced towards Hanseong.[3]

See also[]

Citations[]

  1. ^ Turnbull 2008, p. 10.
  2. ^ a b c Swope 2009, p. 90.
  3. ^ a b c Turnbull 2008, p. 24.
  4. ^ Turnbull 2008, p. 23.
  5. ^ Hawley 2005, p. 145.

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