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- May 16, 2013
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This is a fortress built in the 7th year during the reign of King Hyojong (1656) in the Joseon Dynasty in order to defend any of marine attacks from the foreign enemy named the Wae, today's Japan.
Its former past self was Manhoyeong (a navy encampment called Manho) located at Chojiryang Town in Ansan district and in 1666 Chojiryangyeong (a camp named Chojiryang) instituted in a different region was moved to and organized in there while it was raised to the status of Jin (a division of soldiers) from Yeong (a regiment).This was the battle line in the period of the Aggression from military corps of America and Japan in 1870s.
Especially the inferior of overall fighting power on the Joseon side allowed this to be occupied by a U.S. troop in the battle broken out in 1871 and at that time, all the military institutions including an armory and a powder magazine were destroyed.
And the attack of Unyangho (a warship called Unyang) dispatched by Japan navy for accomplishing the harbor open to foreign of the Joseon Dynasty by force resulted in the compulsory friendship treaty of Ganghwado (an island named Ganghwa near Seoul) between the two countries Joseon Dynasty and Japan in the 13th year rule of King Gojong (1876) and this treaty gave Japan the lawful authority of colonization to the Joseon Dynasty.
Only Sites of a signal fire and fortress wall were remained at there and the beacon fire was restored normal conditions lately.
At the present day, some cannons used and fired at that time and the fortress walls repaired are exhibited at there not to forget the historic instruction to national ordeal and guardianship of a country.