Battle of Hubei

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Hubei Pocket
DateJune,1864--November 1864
LocationWhole Hubei and border southern Anhui
Result Qing Dynasty victory,

Middle China

Qing recover whole Hubei and southern Anhui
Qing Dynasty Taiping Heavenly Kingdom
Commanders and leaders
Viceroy of HuGuang Guam Wing
Sengge Rinchen
Lai Wenguang
Chen Decai(陳得才)
Liang Chengfu(梁成富)
Ma Zongher(馬融和)
Fan Ruzeng(范汝增)
440,000 Green Standard Army 300,000 Taipings
Casualties and losses

60,000 deaths, 200,000 surrender, Chen Decai suicide

but only remained 19,000 Taiping broke out to southern Henan and join in Nien Rebellion

Hubei Pocket(湖北包圍戰) was a battle of encirclement that took place between late July and early December 1864, near the end of Taiping Rebellion, in the Hubei, China. It was, for all intents and purposes, the last desperate attempt in Taiping Rebellion's war effort to win the war, as more than 200,000 troops were taken prisoner, but a remainder of 19,000 Taiping troops led by Lai Wenguang broke out and marched into southern Henan and combined with 150,000 troops from the Nien Rebellion.

Encirclement military term

Encirclement is a military term for the situation when a force or target is isolated and surrounded by enemy forces.

Taiping Rebellion Rebellion in Qing dynasty China

The Taiping Rebellion, also known as the Taiping Civil War or the Taiping Revolution, was a massive rebellion or total civil war in China that was waged from 1850 to 1864 between the established Manchu-led Qing dynasty and the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom under Hong Xiuquan.

Hubei Province

Hubei is a province of the People's Republic of China, located in the Central China region. The name of the province means "north of the lake", referring to its position north of Dongting Lake. The provincial capital is Wuhan, a major transportation thoroughfare and the political, cultural, and economic hub of Central China.

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