Tanimura, Keisuke (1853 - 1877)

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Occupation, Status Military Officer
Birthplace(modern name) Miyazaki
Date of Birth and Death Mar. 22, 1853 - Mar. 4, 1877


Military officer in the early Meiji Era. Born in Miyazaki as the son of a samurai of the Kagoshima Clan and adopted by a goshi (lower-ranked country samurai), Heibei Tanimura. In 1870, he entered the private school of Nariaki Sonoda, an instructor in Yamaga-style military tactics. In 1872, he entered the army and became a soldier deployed in the Kumamoto District. He served in the Saga Rebellion (1874) and Shinpuren Rebellion (1876). During the Satsuma Rebellion in 1877, on the orders of his commander-in-chief, Tateki Tani, he managed to escape from the besieged Kumamoto Castle and served as liaison with the government relief forces. He died in the Battle of Tabaruzaka on March 4.

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Source:Kinsei Meishi Shashin vol.2
Call no.:427-53
Monochrome, 21.0×27.0 cm