- Huai Army
The Huai Army (淮軍) (named for
Huai River‘s Drainage basinor Anhuifor short) was a Qing Dynastymilitary force raised to contain the Taiping Rebellion, in 1862and restore the stability of the Qing Dynasty. Unlike the traditional Green Standard or Banner forces of the Qing, the Huai Army was largely a militia army, based on personal rather than institutional loyalties. It was armed with a mixture of traditional and modern weapons. Li Hongzhangled a part of the Xiang Army, but in 1858Li created the Huai Army.
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