Battle of Haengju

Battle of Haengju Fortress
Part of Japanese invasions of Korea (1592–1598)
Date14 March 1593
Location
Han River
ResultJoseon victory
Belligerents
JoseonToyotomi Japan
Commanders and leaders
Gwon RyulUkita Hideie
Konishi Yukinaga
Kuroda Nagamasa
Ishida Mitsunari
Kobayakawa Takakage
Strength
2,300[1]30,000[1]
Casualties and losses
1305000~15000[2] (likely much more since the Japanese took the dead back with them)[3]
Battle of Haengju
Hangul
행주대첩
Hanja
幸州大捷
Revised RomanizationHaengju Daecheop
McCune–ReischauerHaengchu Taech'ŏp
The Koreans used hwacha for concentrated fire against the Japanese.

The Battle of Haengju took place on 14 March 1593 during the 1592–1598 Japanese invasion of Korea. The Japanese attack failed to overcome Haengju fortress even though they outnumbered the defenders by more than ten to one.

Background

Gwon Ryul was stationed at the fortress of Haengju, a wooden stockade on a cliff over the Han River. Haengju posed a threat to Hanseong (now Seoul) due to its proximity so the Japanese attacked it in March.[1]

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