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  • Writer's pictureGeorge Castrioti

March 9th, 1905 - The Battle of Mudken

Conflict: Russo-Japanese War

Combatants: Japanese vs. Russians

Location: China

Outcome: Japanese victory

In this last major land battle of the Russo-Japanese War, Japanese General Iwao Oyama succeeded in turning Russia's right flank so drastically that the Russians were forced to withdraw to Tieling. The Russians suffered casualties of 100,000 men. The Japanese lost approximately 70,000.

Retreat of the Russian Army after the Battle of Mukden by P. F. Collier & Son

Points of Interest:

  • In September of 1906, U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt helped negotiate a peace treaty between the empires of Russia and Japan. Russia lost Port Arthur and withdrew from Manchuria. Roosevelt received the Nobel Prize.

  • Iwao Oyama retired after the Russo-Japanese War and, unusual for the time, remained out of Japanese politics. He died in 1916.

Iwao Oyama, Commandor of the IJA Manchurian Army during the Russo-Japanese War by P. F. Collier & Son



Dupuy, Trevor N., Johnson, Curt, & Bongard, David L. (1992). The Harper's Encyclopedia of Military Biography. New York: Castle Books (HarperCollins).

Dupuy, R. Ernest & Dupuy, Trevor N. (1993). The Harper's Encyclopedia of Military History. New York: HarperCollins.

Eggenberger, David (1985). An Encyclopedia of Battles: Accounts of Over 1,560 Battles from 1479 B.C. to the Present. New York: Dover Publications, Inc.

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