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Bed sheets covered in gunpowder and oil were dropped on them. Seeing that the siege was not going well, Nurhaci detailed a contingent of Mongol cavalry to attack the island of Juehua, which served as the primary granary of Ningyuan.
Nurhaci himself was wounded by a cannon shot and decided to withdraw to Mukden.Following up Yuan sent forth a squad of "expendables" who finished off the rest of the siege carts.Meanwhile, the Jin were attacking another corner of the city but were repulsed by burning oil and incendiary attacks.) was a battle between the Ming dynasty and the Jurchen Later Jin (also spelled as Later Jinn or Later Kim, later known as the Qing dynasty) in 1626.The Jurchen Later Jin had been waging war on the Ming for several years, and their leader Nurhaci had deemed Ningyuan to be a suitable target for his attack, in part due to advice from a Chinese defector, Li Yongfang.Yuan was left with only 20,000 men under his command.
In 1626 Nurhaci received news of the Ming retreat and decided to advance towards Ningyuan on the advice of a Chinese defector, Li Yongfang.
Yuan promoted his strategy of fortifying key cities to retake lost land and began constructing defenses for Jinzhou further north of Ningyuan.
The Tianqi Emperor dispatched 40,000 troops to aid in Yuan's construction projects.
Hong Taiji, like his father, was defeated in the Battle of Ning-Jin a year later.
While the failure to take Ningyuan temporarily halted the Jurchen advance, the Later Jin increased pressure in the Bohai Gulf and the kingdom of Joseon.
Yuan Chonghuan, with the support of Sun Chengzong, was assigned the task of conducting a major strengthening of Ningyuan's defenses in anticipation of a Jurchen attack.