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Gapgot Fortification, the Battleground of the United States Expedition to Korea in 1871

Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation

Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation

Ganghwado Island played an important role in the line of defense protecting the capital Hanyang against foreign invasions – including the French Disturbance of 1866, and the Western Disturbance of 1871. At those times, although the Joseon royal forces sustained serious casualties, they eventually defeated both the French and the American forces.

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  • Title: Gapgot Fortification, the Battleground of the United States Expedition to Korea in 1871
  • Provenance: 600 Years of Gyeonggi-do

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