Articles: History - Organization & Events

Ikeda-ya Raid - PART 1
July 8, 1864 is a special day for the Shinsengumi, it marks perhaps the most significant event in their organization. I am speaking of course of the Ikedaya Jiken or the Ikeda Inn Affair.

Member List: Roshigumi, Miburoshi and Shinsengumi
Most accept that the Shinsengumi started with a group of men breaking up from the Roshigumi that was ill-formed by Kiyokawa Hachiro. They will not be given the name "Shinsengumi" (Newly Selected Group) and will be known instead as "Miburoshi".

Member List: Shinsengumi Accounting Personnel & Corporals
Accounting personnel was the support group of the Shinsengumi, they were mostly led by Yamanami Keisuke. The Corporals however assisted the Fukucho-jokin, for example Okuzawa Eisuke was known to be Okita's right hand man. He was feared amongst the junior members of the group.

Member List: Shinsengumi Investigations & Inspections
Here is a list of official spies of the Shinsengumi. They were not only spies but "clean-up" crew as well.

Member List: Shinsengumi Regimental Soldiers
Although not much is known about it's foot soldiers. The Shinsengumi during it's pinnacle was said to have almost 400 members. Here are the 343 foot soldiers to complete the list.

Organizational Structure of the Shinsengumi
We've compiled the most detailed and complete organizational structure of the Shinsengumi. Spanning from it's Miburoshi days till after it's disbandment and return as the Koyo Chibuntai.

Purpose, Title and Disbanding the Shinsengumi
A frustrated Kondou decides to disband the Shinsengumi even before it started!

Saitou Hajime's Detailed Timeline
See a very detailed timeline on Saitou Hajime's life from his tumultuous beginnings until well after his passing.

Shinsengumi assasinates an Osaka Magistrate Official
The Shinsengumi assasinates an old magistrate official. Cold-blooded? You decide.

Shinsengumi Kanji Trivia
Learn about the two names of the Shinsengumi.

Tenmaya - Why didn't the Shinsengumi react sooner?
Hillsborough does a good job explaining what happened at Tenmaya, but surprisingly he left out one very important detail. He never explained how it was that the Tosa ronin managed to get into the shop in the first place. (Contributed by warg)

The Attempted Assasination of Kondou Isami
After Itou was assasinated by the Shinsengumi, remnants of the Kodaiji faction goes after the Kondou Isami.
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