China By Demetrius Charles Boulger































































 -  The conquest of Leaoutung was therefore
discontinued for the purpose of closing accounts with the last of the
Niuche principalities - Page 220
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The Conquest Of Leaoutung Was Therefore Discontinued For The Purpose Of Closing Accounts With The Last Of The Niuche Principalities; But Enough Had Been Accomplished To Whet The Appetite Of The Manchu Leader For More, And To Show Him How Easy It Was To Vanquish The Chinese.

On his return to his capital, Hingking, he prepared to invade Yeho, but his plans were undoubtedly delayed by

The necessity of resting his troops and of allowing many of them to return to their homes. This delay, no doubt, induced the Chinese to make a supreme effort to avert the overthrow of Yeho, who had proved so useful an ally, and accordingly the governor of Leaoutung advanced with 100,000 men into Manchuria. He sacrificed the advantage of superior numbers by dividing his army into four divisions, with very inadequate means of inter- communication. Noorhachu could only bring 60,000 men into the field; but, apart from their high training, they represented a compact body subject to the direction of Noorhachu alone. The Manchu leader at once perceived the faulty disposition of the Chinese army, and he resolved to attack and overwhelm each corps in detail before it could receive aid from the others. The strongest Chinese corps was that operating most to the west, and marching from Fooshun on Hingking; and Noorhachu perceived that if he could overthrow it the flank of the rest of the Chinese army would be exposed, and its line of retreat imperiled. The Chinese general in command of this corps was impetuous and anxious to distinguish himself.

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