August 9, 1880, Charles George Gordon, Commander of the "Ever Victorious Army" left China. In 1884 he died in Sudan in a battle. Gordon received the highest military rank of Capital General for his achievements in the Taiping Rebellion. He had also contributed to the Self-strengthening Movement. For the details you may refer to our research finding: Lu Shih-chiang, Ding Richang and Self-strengthening Movement, pp. 41-47.
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