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Myodang Island Admiral Lee's Remains

고금 묘당도 충무사 항공 전경 (1)
86-31, Chungmusa-gil Gogeum-myeon, Wando-gun, Jeollanam-do
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On 17 February 1598, in the final year of Hideyoshi's invasion of Korea, Yi Sunshin led 8,000 naval forces to encamp here from Gohado (present Mokposi Chungmudong), and then on 16 July of the same year, reinforcement Jinrin admiral led 5,000 naval forces to Gogeumdo, raised the Gwanwangmyo Shrine and wished to win the war. And on this historical site, the invasion of the Japanese was resisted in united front.
In particular, as the fortified zone of sea way, since Yi Sunshin moved the camp to Gogeumdo, Japanese that habitually slaughtered and plundered in Jangheung and Goheung fleed to Suncheon and it seems that there has been only light combats. Yi built headquarters first and put more time and efforts in looking after the refugees.
Yoo Sung-ryol, in 'Jingbirok' recorded that 'When Yi reached Gogeumdo, the power of military was great and with several tens of thousands of civilians in the island, it was 10 times the Hansando ages.'
On 15 September of the same year, the unified forces of naval forces of Yi Sunshin and the naval forces of Jinrin of Ming sweeped clear of the Japanese army that sunk in Suncheon Sugyo (Waegyo), on 9 October, returned to Gogeumdo to reorganize the battle line, on 9 November, the fleets advanced toward Noryang, in the morning of 19 November, Yi died as 54 and the remains were enshrined for 88 days, and then were officially borne out on 11 February 1599 and then moved to the tomb in Asan, Chungnam which is a home state of Yi. It is known that no grass grows on this site until today. Also, the admiral of Ming, in grievance of the death of Yi wrote with blood and returned to home country.
Gwangwangmyo changed its name to Chungmusa during the Japanese colonial era.

Location and Peripheral Information

86-31, Chungmusa-gil Gogeum-myeon, Wando-gun, Jeollanam-do

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