Capture of Canton 1857

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Capture of Canton 1857
Part of 2nd China War 1856-60
Date: 28 December 1857
Location: Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China
Presidency: Madras
Co-ordinates: 23.002364°N 113.392665°E
Result: British victory
Combatants
British and French Chinese
Commanders
Lord Elgin
Baron Gros
Maj-Gen Charles Van Straubenzee
Strength
Casualties

Land Force

Maj-Gen Charles Van Straubenzee commanding
1st Brigade
Colonel Holloway

  • 1st Btn Royal Marine Light Infantry
  • 2nd Btn Royal Marine Light Infantry

2nd Brigade
Colonel Graham

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