Battle of Oshima-Ayukawa

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Battle of Oshima-Ayukawa
大島・鮎川の戦い
Part of Nakahara Boshin War
Encounter of Toba
Encounter of Oshima
Date 27–31 January 1863
Location Area between Oshima and Ayukawa
Result Oshima Domain Tactical victory
Imperial overall victory
Belligerents
Ayukawa Domain

Flag of Choshu domain.svg Miyake Domain
Flag of Tsu domain.svg Tsu Domain

Tokugawa family crest.svg Miyawaki shogunate,

Oda Kamon.svg Oshima Domain
Oda Kamon.svg Kizugawa Domain (partially)
Tsuyama Domain

Commanders and leaders
Ruler: Emperor Nakamura

Army: Murayama Yoshida
later: Shibata Nobuatsu

Shogun: Miyawaki Masaki

Army: Yokozawa Haruka, Matsuda Kiyomori, Takahashi Noriaki others

Strength
3,700 combatants 12,800 combatants
Casualties and losses
109 deaths 173 injuries 583 deaths 2029 injuries

The Battle of Oshima-Ayukawa (大島・鮎川の戦い Oshima-Ayukawa no Tatakai?) occurred between pro-Imperial and Miyawaki shogunate forces during the Nakahara Boshin War. The battle started on 27 January 1863 after Oshima Domain under the lead of Yokozawa Haruka attacked by the Murayama clan from Miyake Domain with help of Ayukawa Domain. With modernized equipment, Miyake Domain mainly dominates the battle which last for 4 days.

Background

Prelude

Battle

Aftermath