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Ssangsan's Soh

Ssangsan's Soh
  • Designation No. : Monument No.153 (1994. 1. 31)
  • Size :9,011㎡ (2.725pyung)
  • Production year : Korean Empire (1907~1909)
  • Management agent : Head of Yiyang-myeon
  • Address
  • San 12, Jeung-ri, Yiyang-myeon, Hwasun-gun, Jeollanam-do

Ssangsan's Soh stands for an army raised in the cause of justice which carried out civilian army activities with the surroundings of Ssangbongsa Temple as the center in the period of Korean Empire.
Ssangsan's Soh is the place where a civilian army prepared a fight against Japanese police officers and is a prominent historic site in the history of civilian army in the period of late Japanese occupation. Considering that it is hard to find any sites where the ruins remain fully, this place becomes precious data for the research of civilian army history.
In March of 1907, people including Hoi Il Yang took up arms against the king in this Ssangsan's Soh with Jeung-ri as the center to be used as the base of them until they were defeated in the Domajae Hill of Dongbok after engaging in battles against Japanese police officers in the whole area of Neungju, Hwasun and Dongbok.
Since January of 1908 when Hoham Changeuisoh was established with Back Rae Lee, the leader of local area, it has been used for the base of civilian army in the region of Southeastern Cheonnam, as a village of civilian army, to prepare for the battle against Japanese police officers.
As major historic sites, there are Daejangganteo (San 33), Youhwanggul (San 172), Euibyeongsung and Maksatoe (mountain fortress) which were built up with natural