Not only were two whole formations - 6500 infantry plus 8 guns - packed into the giant earthwork on the hill, about as many again sat behind palisades flanking the position. But the hill was the key, and Jackson determined to take it, concentrating the main effort - guns, machine guns and two brigades - in the assault upon that point. The 17/19th Brigade would push against the southern end of the hill and the defenders behind the palisades.
Meanwhile, 19th Conscripts having joined the rout of the hilltop garrison, 17/19th Brigade swung to the left to engage 11/12th Conscripts around the small redoubt to the left of the road. The 37/39th Brigade artillery joined in to support, and the heavy artillery was also hurrying up.
Major-General Jackson disdained to order a close pursuit. Directing General Klamath's cavalry to follow and observe the Chinese retreat. he gave it as his view that the enemy's attempt to recover the lost lands was now spent. They would not be back this year, what was left of it, nor for several next years. But there was no disguising the fact that the Chinese emperor - any and all future emperors - would never relinquish their claim to those lands.
* Though Tian is a fictitious world, I decided to look this up. A new moon fell upon 27 August 1889.