(17.2) Yuè Jìn 樂進 [Wénqiān 文謙]

Yuè Jìn appellation Wénqiān, was a Yángpíng Wèiguó man. His appearance was short and small, with guts and fierceness he followed Tàizǔ, and became a banner man official. He was sent back to his home prefecture to recruit troops, obtained over a thousand men, returned and became Army Acting Major and Cracking Battle lines Commandant. He followed in striking Lǚ Bù at Púyáng, Zhāng Chāo at Yōngqiū, Qiáo Lì at Kǔ, in all first to ascend and had achievement, given fief as Guǎngchāng precinct Marquis. He followed in campaigning against Zhāng Xiù at Ānzhòng, besieging Lǚ Bù at Xiàpī, defeating separate division officers, striking Suī Gù at Shèquǎn, attacking Liú Bèi at Pèi, and defeated them all, and was appointed Suppressing Bandits Colonel. He crossed the Hé to attack Huòjiā, returned, followed in striking Yuán Shào at Guāndù, with strength battled, beheading Shào’s officer Chúnyú Qióng. He followed in striking [Yuán] Tán and [Yuán] Shàng at Líyáng, beheading their chief officer Yán Jìng, becoming Acting Moving Strike General. He separately struck Huángjīn [“Yellow Scarves”], defeated them, and settled Lè’ān prefecture. He followed in besieging Yè, Yè was settled, and followed in striking Yuán Tán at Nánpí, was first to ascend, entering Tán’s east gate. Tán was defeated, he separately attacked Yōngnú, defeated it.

樂進字文謙,陽平衛國人也。容貌短小,以膽烈從太祖,為帳下吏。遣還本郡募兵,得千餘人,還為軍假司馬、陷陳都尉。從擊呂布於濮陽,張超於雍丘,橋莅於苦,皆先登有功,封廣昌亭侯。從征張繡於安眾,圍呂布於下邳,破別將,擊眭固於射犬,攻劉備於沛,皆破之,拜討寇校尉。渡河攻獲嘉,還,從擊袁紹於官渡,力戰,斬紹將淳于瓊。從擊譚、尚於黎陽,斬其大將嚴敬,行遊擊將軍。別擊黃巾,破之,定樂安郡。從圍鄴,鄴定,從擊袁譚於南皮,先登,入譚東門。譚敗,別攻雍奴,破之。

Jiàn’ān Eleventh Year [206], Tàizǔ memorialized the Hàn Emperor, praising Jìn and Yú Jìn, Zhāng Liáo, stating: “Their military strength overwhelming, strategic planning thoroughly prepared, character loyal and nature unified, holding to and grasping integrity and righteousness, in every battle and attack, they always serve as commanding leaders, exerting their strength to charge against hard positions, with no resistance they do not crack, personally assisting and beating the drums, their hands do not know weariness. Also sending them on separate campaign, they manage and control the armies, consoling the masses to then be harmonious, presenting orders none violate, and facing the enemy in decisive action, they do not fail. In discussing achievement order and employment, it is appropriate for each to be specially favored.” Therefore [Yú] Jìn became Tiger Authority, [Yuè] Jìn became Breaking Charge, and [Zhāng] Liáo became Sweeping away Bandits General.

建安十一年,太祖表漢帝,稱進及于禁、張遼曰:「武力既弘,計略周備,質忠性一,守執節義,每臨戰攻,常為督率,奮強突固,無堅不陷,自援枹鼓,手不知倦。又遣別征,統御師旅,撫眾則和,奉令無犯,當敵制決,靡有遺失。論功紀用,宜各顯寵。」於是禁為虎威;進,折衝;遼,盪寇將軍。


Jìn separately campaigned against Gāo Gàn, following the north road to enter Shàngdǎng, turning to set out against their rear. [Gāo] Gàn and the rest returned to defend Húguān, in repeated battles heads were taken, [Gāo] Gàn firmly defended and was not yet taken, it happened that Tàizǔ personally campaigned against him, and then took him. Tàizǔ campaigned against Guǎn Chéng, the army was at Chúnyú, and sent Jìn with Lǐ Diǎn to strike them. [Guǎn] Chéng was defeated and fled, escaping onto a sea island, the sea shore was pacified, Jīng Province was not yet submitting, and he was sent to garrison Yángdí. Later he followed in pacifying Jīng Province, remained to garrison Xiāngyáng, struck Guān Yǔ, Sū Fēi, and others, and all were driven away, and Nán prefecture’s various mountain and valley Mán and Yí tribes visited Jìn to surrender. He also suppressed Liú Bèi’s Lǐnjǔ Chief Dù Pǔ, Jīngyáng Chief Liáng Dà, and greatly defeated them all. Later he followed in campaigning against Sūn Quán, and Jìn was given Acting Staff of Authority. Tàizǔ returned, leaving Jìn with Zhāng liáo, Lǐ Diǎn to garrison Héféi, increasing fief by 500, adding to the previous to 1200 households. As Jìn had repeatedly had achievements, divided out five hundred households, to give fief on one son as a ranked Marquis. Jìn was promoted to Right General. Jiàn’ān Twenty-third Year [218] he died, posthumous name Wēi-hóu “Powerful Marquis.” His son Chēn succeeded.

進別征高幹,從北道入上黨,回出其後。幹等還守壺關,連戰斬首。幹堅守未下,會太祖自征之,乃拔。太祖征管承,軍淳于,遣進與李典擊之。承破走,逃入海島,海濱平,荊州未服,遣屯陽翟。後從平荊州,留屯襄陽,擊關羽、蘇非等,皆走之,南郡諸郡山谷蠻夷詣進降。又討劉備臨沮長杜普、旌陽長梁大,皆大破之。後從征孫權,假進節。太祖還,留進與張遼、李典屯合肥,增邑五百,并前凡千二百戶。以進數有功,分五百戶,封一子列侯;進遷右將軍。建安二十三年薨,諡曰威侯。子綝嗣。

Chēn was resolute and firm and had his father’s manner, office reaching Yáng Province Inspector. When Zhūgě Dàn rebelled, he surprise attacked and killed Chēn, Imperial Order lamented and mourned this, posthumously titling him Minister of the Guard, posthumous name Mǐn-hóu “Martyred Marquis.” His son Zhào succeeded.

綝果毅有父風,官至揚州刺史。諸葛誕反,掩襲殺綝,詔悼惜之,追贈衛尉,諡曰愍侯。子肇嗣。

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