'Storming of the forts and entrenchments of Chuepee [sic] on 7th January 1841'
Coloured lithograph by Dickenson, after F J White, published by Dickenson and Son, 1841 (c).
Chuenpi was one of the Bogue forts (along with Tycocktow) that guarded the mouth of the Pearl River. During the 1st China War (1839-1842) a combined Royal Navy and Army force captured the forts on 7 January 1841. The Army detachment was commanded by Major J L Pratt of the 26th (Cameronian) Regiment of Foot and suffered only 38 casualties. Of the Chinese fleet of 13 war-junks, 10 were captured and their flagship was destroyed.
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