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With Vietnamese resistance continuing, the French commander in Indo-China asks to be relieved

10/20/1859
Admiral Charles Rigault de Genouilly had led a French force, with support from Philipines based Spanish troops, into Indo-China the previous year. He had captured the port city of Da Nang in September, 1858 and the southern city of Saigon in February, 1859. Fierce resistance from Vietnamese imperial forces had continued, however, and the Admiral requested a relief from command for health reasons.  Admiral François Page replaced him. (By John Osborne)

 

Source Citation: 
Oscar Chapuis,The Last Emperors of Vietnam: From Tu Duc to Bao Dai (Westport,CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2000), 48.

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