A History of British Fossil Mammals and Birds by Richard Owen

By Richard Owen

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Such places were not uncommon during large-scale campaigns, although contemporary records give few details of them. Far from being a simple curtained maku these positions, known as jinya, were formidable temporary constructions. We can have a good idea of the one at Akasaka from its inclusion on a contemporary painted screen in the possession of the Osaka City Museum of History, which shows it as a large-scale structure like a fortified town. A long curving ditch and embankment surrounds it, on top of which is a solid wooden palisade pierced by loopholes.

Shimazu breaks out of the battle and causes consternation to the troops on Nanguyama. 45 Mogami Yoshiaki was the leading Tokugawa supporter during the Tohoku Sekigahara campaign. He fought the troops of Naoe Kanetsugu at the battle of Hasedo. This statue of him is on the site of the castle of Yamagata. 46 suspicious Otani ample time to prepare, so he had rearranged his ranks and drove back the treacherous assault. But it was not only Kobayakawa Hideaki on the right wing of the crane that changed sides but every other contingent there except Otani himself and Kinoshita, leaving Otani isolated and attacked on all sides.

Eventually a man whose wife and children had been seized by the besiegers set one of the towers in the outer defences on fire from within. In this way a breach was made in the outer defences, but still Torii would not surrender. He reasoned that as Ieyasu would be marching westwards to engage Ishida and his allies in battle, the longer he could delay the inevitable end the better for the Tokugawa cause. So the war of attrition at Fushimi continued until the inner courtyard was full of enemy soldiers and Torii Mototada was down to a handful of followers.

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