- Battle of Nagaragawa
Infobox Military Conflict
conflict=Battle of Nagara River
Nagara River, Mino Province, Japan
Saitō Dōsan, forces of Oda Nobunaga
casualties2=Saitō DōsanThe nihongo|Battle of Nagaragawa|長良川の戦い|Nagaragawa no tatakai was a battle that took place along the banks of the
Nagara Riverin Gifu, Gifu Prefecture, Japan, in April 1556. It was a battle between Saitō Dōsanand his son, Saitō Yoshitatsu. [http://www.city.gifu.lg.jp/c/40122279/40122279.html History of the City] . ja icon Gifu City Hall. Accessed May 26, 2008.]
In 1542, Dōsan became the representative of the
Toki clanand ruled over Mino Provinceas such. He had originally planned on passing his power onto Yoshitatsu, but in 1555, he started thinking of passing it on to one of his other sons, Kiheiji (喜平次).
Yoshitatsu, who was living in
Sagiyama Castleat the time, heard of his father's plans and, in 1556, killed his two brothers in the family residence on Mount Inaba, starting the intrafamily skirmish. Yoshitatsu was able to gain the support of a large portion of the family's soldiers, gathering approximately 17,500 men. Dōsan, on the other hand, was only able to amass around 2,700 soldiers.
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