Battle of Ganghwa

Ganghwa Island, Korea

This diorama in the newly-built Ganghwa History Museum (2010) dramatically illustrates the Battle of Ganghwa, a United States military expedition on 10 June 1871 that went disasterously wrong; for the Koreans because they lost the battle, but even more for the United States because they never wanted to fight in the first place. It was supposed to be a peaceful trade negotiation.