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(63) Some of China’s troublemakers - “Boxer” Prisoners captured and brought in by 6th U.S. Cavalry – Tientsin, China. Copyright 1901 by Underwood & Underwood
Back has title in 6 languages.
Published by Underwood & Underwood: New York, London, Toronto-Canada, Ottawa-Kansas
Left photo has piece missing UL corner. LR corner crease.
8.75 x 17.5 cm
The Boxer Rebellion, Boxer Uprising or Yihequan Movement was a violent anti-foreign and anti-Christian uprising which took place in China towards the end of the Qing dynasty between 1899 and 1901. It was initiated by the Militia United in Righteousness (Yihetuan), known in English as the "Boxers", and was motivated by proto-nationalist sentiments and opposition to imperialist expansion and associated Christian missionary activity. An Eight-Nation Alliance invaded China to defeat the Boxers and took retribution.
In July, 1900, the regiment sailed from San Francisco for duty in the Philippines, but only one squadron went there directly, the other two being diverted to China to take part in quelling the Boxer Rebellion. Of these, one remained at Tien-Tsin with British, French, Russian and Japanese troops to keep the port open. It took part in the several engagements, while the other squadron passed forward to Pekin under General Chaffee, where it helped to raise the siege of the embassies and was the first body of troops to enter the Forbidden City.