Yokohama Mounted Volunteers Info wanted.

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Yokohama Mounted Volunteers Info wanted.

Postby Will Mathieson » 16 Jul 2017 03:57

I am looking in particular for information regarding the Yokohama Mounted Volunteers.

Captain Frederick Brine, Royal Engineers, a regular officer who had formed the Shanghai
Volunteers in 1861 and went on to form other corps at Hankow
and Yokohama.

Below the reason for my interest, a Wilkinson sword made in May 1866.
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Re: Yokohama Mounted Volunteers Info wanted.

Postby Maureene » 16 Jul 2017 07:48

A "snippet view" Google Search result says

Imperialism and Infomedia in Bakumatsu Japan: The View from Treaty-Port Yokohama
Todd S. Munson - 2004 - ‎Snippet view
"One recurring theme of the 1860s was the activities of the Yokohama Mounted Volunteers, the cavalry branch of a militia group organized in response to local anti-foreign violence. Since the Mounted Volunteers were not professional soldiers ..."
{This appears to come from page 401)
The book was published by Indiana University. Perhaps you could try contacting the author? Google gives TODD S. MUNSON, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Asian Studies. Director, Asian Studies Program. Randolph-Macon College email: tmunson at (change email back to usual format)

There is a link which you may have seen ... l-War.html

Another source. probably a long shot, may be the English language periodicals which covered China, Japan etc. Some online editions are linked on the FIBIS Fibiwiki page China

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Re: Yokohama Mounted Volunteers Info wanted.

Postby Josh&Historyland » 17 Jul 2017 01:20

If it's any help Cpt Brine was an active chap in Japan. He was even mentioned in dispatches for his service at Kagoshima in 1863, and was indeed connected with the security of Yokohama that summer. I believe he was also, with another engineer officer, and alongside the with naval men, in the lead of the attack on the Stockade at Shimonoseki in 1864.

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