Han’s Son is Not a Slave

Chapter 919 princess

Supplementing and surrendering troops is a top priority, and there is no room for delay. Although the victory has been successful since crossing the river, killing more than 60,000 Qing troops, the Taiping Army itself has also paid nearly 30,000 losses. Senior general Zhongzhen will be killed in battle. , four lieutenants were killed, and officers below the brigade school were killed as many as 175. Even Zhou Shixiang himself was wounded, and his mount was killed. This battle is not without tragic.

Among the towns that participated in the war, only three brigades were able to keep their organization intact, and the others had more than half casualties. Shunzhi fled north, but Zhou Shixiang is in a mess now, and he is unable to go north at all. He bite the bullet and returned to the outside of Yangzhou City again. In fact, he also had the idea of ​​scaring the dead tiger. If Shunzhi really stayed in Yangzhou and didn’t leave, he would also beat a drum in his heart. After all, he only had more than 10,000 soldiers in his hands.

Fortunately, Shunzhi softened first, and it was so soft that Ma Yazi got a lot of money. There were as many as 60 Manchu officials who were caught alone, and the seized weapons, war horses, and goods were not counted. Counting, I picked up more than 20 tops of the second rank and above, and I was stunned by Zhou Shixiang, and I also regretted it. Knowing that Shunzhi was so embarrassed and fled, he tried his best to send all the forces at hand. If he didn’t make it, he could make Beijing change the first year of “Kangxi” ahead of schedule this year.

But looking back, it was a good thing that Shunzhi ran away. If he was killed in Yangzhou, Xuan Ye’s little baby ascended the throne, and a gang of old, weak, sick and disabled in Beijing, I’m afraid he really wasn’t Wu Sangui’s opponent. The coward Zhu Youlang really wanted to go to the Ming Tombs to cry and worship. Legally, Dingwu sacrificed Xiao Mausoleum a bit pale. After all, Nanjing is only a companion capital, and Beijing is the real capital of Ming Dynasty.

Regardless of whether Shunzhi could stop Wu Sangui after he fled back, Zhou Shixiang must now put together the Jiangbei Army’s three steps, one cavalry and four towns, as well as the Jianghuai line of defense. In the future, whether to go north to grab Beijing or resist the possible Wu army going south, Jianghuai must be the main battlefield. If you can’t defend the Jianghuai, the natural danger of the Yangtze River is a joke. No matter how strong the navy of the Taiping Army is, it will not be able to guard against the Wu Army going south day and night. If Wu Jun and Shunzhi were to invade the Yangtze River, people in Jiangnan would be tempted again. No matter from which point of view, Jianghuai is the lifeblood of the Dingwu court, and it is also the gateway.

The more than 20,000 captured Qing troops who surrendered were obviously the best source of supplementary troops, but the army had a lot of opinions on sending a large number of surrendered troops directly into the main towns. They believed that most of these Qing troops were from the north, and they had no problem with the Taiping army and the army. Daming has no sense of belonging and loyalty, so they cannot be directly added to the Jiangbei Army. Instead, they should be transferred to Huguang, Guangdong and Guangxi in batches, and even the most wicked ones will be sent directly to Annan, and some elite soldiers will be sent back to China to be added to each. Town, so that the combat effectiveness and cohesion of the main town will not be reduced due to the replenishment of a large number of descendants.

Military officer Guo Xiong was strongly opposed to directly supplementing and surrendering the army. At the same time, it is suggested that the expeditionary army has made great contributions to the commander in Annan, and has also sent a large amount of money and food to Guangdong and Guangxi. It is also necessary to send officers and soldiers from the expeditionary army to return to the country. First, it is to supplement the huge casualties in the main town, and secondly, the rewards and punishments are clear. The expedition did not think that it was abandoned by the commander. As long as everyone works hard, they have the opportunity to return to China and rise up. In this way, even if the expeditionary army is composed of the former Guangxi and Hunan green camps, their loyalty will never be lower than anyone in the Taiping army.

Guo Xiong’s suggestion is very good, but it can’t quench the thirst in the near future. Annan is thousands of miles away, but the Jiangbei Army is about to be replenished now, so Zhou Shixiang can only solve the replenishment problem of the Jiangbei Army first, and then go back and implement the internal transfer of the expeditionary army. He planned to transfer two second-tier towns in Guangdong to Annan for round battles, and at the same time began to deploy the strategic policy of attacking Yunnan from the southern front.

Wu Sangui is a big trouble, a big trouble, but this trouble has a pathogenic loophole, that is, Wu Jun’s current situation is like a long snake. The head of the snake is in Shaanxi and Gansu (maybe in the Central Plains and Gyeonggi in the future), but the body of the snake is in Sichuan, and the tail of the snake is in Yunnan and Guizhou. If you really want to fight this snake, the head of the snake will definitely not be able to fight recklessly.

To strike Wu Jun’s snake tail, Annan’s expeditionary force was a sharp knife that chopped the snake’s tail. Zhou Shixiang intended the expedition force to enter Burma from Annan. He joined forces with King Li Dingguo of Jin, whose whereabouts were unknown, and entered Yunnan and Guizhou from southern Yunnan.

This strategic deployment is huge, and it cannot be completed in a short period of time, ranging from two or three years to five or six years. Zhou Shixiang was not in a hurry, although Song Xianggong mentioned in the letter Wu Jun’s concerns about entering Beijing first, Xu Yingyuan, Gui Yongzhi, Dong Changqing and the others also repeatedly stated in front of him that Wu Sangui could not be taken advantage of. The two Mings were fighting, but Zhou Shixiang was not worried. The current situation is that the three parties are competing with each other, and they are playing chess. It is important to seize the opportunity, but without absolute strength, no matter how sharp the first opportunity will be, it will eventually be short-lived. This strength is the territory, population, money and food resources.

The land of wealth and taxation in the world is under the control of Zhou Shixiang. The population of Guangdong and Guangxi, Hunan, Jiangxi and Jiangnan is huge.

What he lacks is only time, enough time for him to carry out internal affairs, the improvement of military equipment and the training of troops and horses.

On the third day of Ganlu Temple, Xu Yingyuan was summoned by Zhou Shixiang from Nanjing, and then Xu Yingyuan took Zhou Shixiang’s autograph on the road to the north. His trip was to persuade the Qing court in secret.

Guo Xiong and the others suggested that the soldiers in the north might not be loyal and would miss their hometown, which might lead them to be unwilling to work for the Taiping Army. Zhou Shixiang’s view was the opposite. It is possible to die for the Taiping Army.

“Eat the handsome man’s food, take the handsome man’s salary, and follow the handsome man back to his hometown!”

“Go back to your hometown and see your parents if you have money and food!”


Zhou Shixiang personally wrote these several propaganda slogans and ordered the military to issue the Jiangbei Army, and the Jiangbei Army organized propaganda and mobilization, telling those soldiers who surrendered from the north that only if they did a good job in the Taiping Army, they would definitely be able to fight back to their hometowns!

After arranging the affairs of Jiangbei Army, Zhou Shixiang did not sit idle for a day on Beigu Mountain. Tie Yi, Jiang and them returned to Nanjing with 5,000 sergeants. Previously, Zhou Shixiang had sent someone to inform Guo Zhiqi that he hoped Guo Zhiqi would organize a grand triumphal ceremony in Nanjing to welcome the return of the Taiping Army. Moreover, Zhou Shixiang himself did not return, and the Nanjing side did not know how to prepare for this triumphal ceremony and how to set the corresponding regulations. The most deeply involved is undoubtedly the existence of Emperor Dingwu, the Jiangbei victory, annihilating tens of thousands of Qing troops~www.mtlnovel.com~ beheading dozens of generals and commanders of Dutong, and beheading the relatives and uncles of Tatar chiefs, what a great victory this is . Such a great victory, how should Emperor Dingwu reward Zhou Shixiang? Zhou Shixiang is already the king of Qi, how should Emperor Dingwu reward him? Can’t add nine tins?

Zhou Shixiang was recuperating in Zhenjiang, which to a certain extent resolved this big problem. Emperor Dingwu sent a scholar Hong Yuao and an **** Pan Yinglong to Zhenjiang to visit and condolence Zhou Shixiang. This is due courtesy, and the eldest princess Zhu Shuyi who did not want to come with Hong and Pan was also.

Everyone knows that the eldest princess Zhu Shuyi is the direct daughter of Emperor Shaowu, the direct niece of Emperor Longwu and Emperor Dingwu, and the only blood descendant of Tang Fan. Her identity is so precious that Zhu Youlang, Emperor Yongli, had to name her the title. Grand Princess. But these are not really important. The important thing is that everyone in the world knows that the eldest princess Zhu Shuyi has long been granted marriage to Zhou Shixiang by Yongli’s decree. Everyone wanted to see how Zhou Shixiang met the fiancee who had met.

Blind Li was even more looking forward to it. He squatted outside the gate of Ganlu Temple every day and waited for his future mistress. Zhou Shixiang gave a helpless smile when he heard about it. I am also very disgusted with this marriage, because it is obvious that whether Zhu Youlang or Tang Wang, they all want to win over Zhou Shixiang through the political means of marrying a princess and marrying a princess. In this marriage, the biggest beneficiary was neither Zhou Shixiang nor the eldest princess. (To be continued.)

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