Major-General Charles George Gordon, CB (1833-1885), was a British soldier in the Royal Engineers who volunteered to serving in China in the 2nd China War and the Taiping Rebellion. He won a number of victories in command of the Ever Victorious Army. This earned him the sobriquet "Chinese Gordon". His exploits and subsequent death in Sudan as "Gordon of Khartoum" are his other claim to fame.
Historical books online
- The “Ever Victorious Army.” A history of the Chinese Campaign under Lt. Col. C. G. Gordon ... and of the suppression of the Tai-Ping Rebellion by Andrew Wilson, formerly editor of the China Mail 1868 Google Books. Pdf download Digital Library of India, possibly a reprint edition.