Xuan-de: Year 2, Month 10, Day 26
14 Nov 1427
On this day, the army of the Qian-guo Duke Mu Sheng, "General for Subduing the South", arrived at Gao Stockade in Shui-wei County, Jiao-zhi. The bandits employed forces to oppose them on both land and water. The roads were obstructed so as to make them impassable. Thus, Sheng and the others ordered the troops to construct boats, sent people ahead as scouts and then gradually progressed forward.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 17, page 830