War with Korea in 1871, Part VI

Mr. Low and Rear Admiral Rodgers decided the Koreans had “declared the attitude they intend to take toward us, and that it becomes us to reply to them as frankly in the same way.” They believed failure to retaliate firmly would cause a ‘loss of prestige’ to all westerners in the East, and would cause … Continue reading War with Korea in 1871, Part VI