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Battle of Taku Forts (1859)

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Second Battle of Taku Forts
Part of the Second Opium War
Taku Fort 2006.jpg

The Taku Forts
DateJune 24–26, 1859
Result Chinese victory
 United Kingdom
 United States
Qing China
Commanders and leaders
United Kingdom James Hope (WIA)
United States Josiah Tattnall
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Sengge Rinchen
 United Kingdom
11 gunboats
4 steamers[1]
60 artillery pieces[2]
6 forts[2]
Casualties and losses
3 gunboats sunk
3 gunboats grounded[1]
81 killed[3]
345 wounded[3]
12 killed
23 wounded
1 launch damaged
1 killed
1 wounded
32 killed or wounded[2]

The Second Battle of Taku Forts was a failed Anglo-French attempt to seize the Taku Forts along the Hai River in Tianjin, China, in June 1859 during the Second Opium War. A chartered American steamship arrived on scene and assisted the French and British in their attempted suppression of the forts.

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