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In Vietnam, French forces under Rear Admiral Louis-Adolph Bonard besiege and capture Bien-Hoa

South and East Asia, 1866, zoomable map
12/14/1861 to 12/18/1861
Admiral Bonard had replaced Vice Admiral Léonard Charner as the head of French forces. Charner had already secured three provinces in Cochinchina and Bonard attacked and captured the important provincial town of Bien-Hoa after a four-day seige. Eventually, Bonard intimidated Vietnamese Emperor Tu-Duc into ceding these provinces as permanent French possessions at the Treaty of Saigon on June 5, 1862. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
The American Annual Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1862 ... (New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1869), II: 224.

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