1860-1899 | Civilians slaughtered | Massacres | Prisoners murdered | Torture

Hundreds of civilians and prisoners tortured and killed at Taitsan

3 May 1863 On 3 May 1863, Chinese imperial troops, under the command of Major Charles Gordon, who was later to become legendary as General Gordon of Khartoum, killed hundreds of civilians and prisoners after they seized control of the city of Taitsan.  Neither Gordon nor the British troops under his command did anything to…

1860-1899

Thousands murdered after British led imperial army takes Suzhou

9 December 1863 On 9 December 1863, thousands of men and women in the Chinese rebel city of Suzhou were massacred,  four days after the town was seized by British and imperial Chinese forces. Colonel Charles Gordon (later lauded as a war hero for his last stand and death at Khartoum in 1885) had guaranteed…