Kumagai 12

Description

Battle Report by Kumagai Toraichimaru

Toraichimaru, the grandson of Koshirō Naotsune of Musashino province, reports that my father, Taira Shirō Naoharu, has been killed in battle.

The aforementioned, my late father Naoharu, on the 5th month, 16th day of this year [Genkō 3] joined allied forces and engaged in numerous battles. On the 20th day of this month, following Nitta Tōtōmi Matagorō Tsunemasa, he served in battle, and was killed at the foot of Ryōzan-ji in Kamakura. Such particulars were inspected by the general, and witnessed by the Yoshie third-ranked prelate Chōzane and Saitō Kyōbō Yoshitoshi of the same forces at the same battle. Quickly, I want to receive a monogram so I can be bathed in rewards. Humbly stated thus.

Genkō 3, 8th month

Account received (monogram)

熊谷直經孫子虎一丸軍忠状

武蔵國小四郎直經孫子乕一丸申親父平四郎

直春討死事

右亡父直春今年元弘三五月十六日馳参于御方致

數ケ度合戰之刻同廿日奉屬于新田遠江

又五郎經政御手就致軍忠於鎌倉靈山

寺之下討死畢此等子細者大将軍御撿知之上

同所合戰之軍勢吉江三位律師奆實齋藤卿房

良俊等所見及也早賜御證判爲浴恩賞恐☐

言上如件

元弘三年八月 日

義貞判

承了(花押)

Notation added later. This monogram is not actually that of Yoshisada