|Battle of Suriagehara|
Masamune directs his troops
|Conflict: Campaigns of Date Masamune|
|Place: Mutsu Province|
|Outcome: Date victory|
|Date Clan||Ashina Clan|
|Date Masamune||Ashina Yoshihiro|
Date cavalry charged from the woods, ambushing the numerically inferior Ashina army. A large melee ensued, Masamune ordering more infantry to join the fray. Yoshihiro, who was clearly losing the battle, was refused aid by his men to aid in the attack on the Date forces. Masamune himself mounted a horse and rode into the fight. He rallied his troops, who killed an enemy commander. This stimulated the retreat of the Ashina forces for good, the clan being destroyed and Yoshihiro fleeing to the Toyotomi.