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Second Opium War Battles Involving the Qing Dynasty

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List of Qing Dynasty battles in the Second Opium War, listed alphabetically with photos, images, and maps when possible. Every major battle, skirmish, or conflict in Second Opium War involving the Qing Dynasty is included here, along with information like exactly where the battle took place. If you want to learn even more about these Second Opium War battles that involved Second Opium War you can click on the names of the battles for more information.

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Battle of Fatshan Creek is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Second Opium War Battles Involving the Qing Dynasty
Battle of Fatshan Creek China
The Battle of Fatshan Creek was a naval engagement fought between the United Kingdom's Royal Navy and Chinese pirates on June 1, 1857. Commodore Henry Keppel sought out and destroyed the Chinese ...more
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Battle of Palikao is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Second Opium War Battles Involving the Qing Dynasty
Battle of Palikao Eight Mile Bridge, Beijing, China
The Battle of Palikao was fought at the bridge of Palikao by Anglo-French forces against China during the Second Opium War on the morning of 21 September 1860. It allowed Western forces to take ...more
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Battle of Taku Forts is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Second Opium War Battles Involving the Qing Dynasty
Battle of Taku Forts Hai River, China
The Second Battle of Taku Forts, in June 1859, was an Anglo-French attack on a series of Chinese forts protecting Taku, China during the Second Opium War. A chartered American steamship arrived ...more
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Battle of Taku Forts is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Second Opium War Battles Involving the Qing Dynasty
Battle of Taku Forts Taku Forts
The Third Battle of Taku Forts was an engagement of the Second Opium War, part of the British and French 1860 expedition to China. It took place at the Taku Forts near Tanggu District, ...more
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Battle of Taku Forts is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Second Opium War Battles Involving the Qing Dynasty
Battle of Taku Forts Taku Forts
The First Battle of Taku Forts was the first invasion of Anglo-French alliance taking the Taku Forts on May 20, 1858 during the Second Opium War. The British and French sent a squadron of ...more
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Battle of the Pearl River Fort... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Second Opium War Battles Involving the Qing Dynasty
Battle of the Pearl River Forts Pearl River
The Battle of the Pearl River Forts, or the Battle of the Barrier Forts, in late 1856, was an amphibious assault and short occupation conducted by the United States Navy against a series of ...more
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Battle of Zhangjiawan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Second Opium War Battles Involving the Qing Dynasty
Battle of Zhangjiawan Tongzhou District, Beijing, Beijing
Battle of Zhangjiawan was fought at the village of Zhangjiawan by British and French forces during the Second Opium War on the morning of 18 September 1860.