Dalny, the commercial harbour, was seized without fighting, and a month was spent in preparing a base Nogi's there.
Dislodged from this on Port the 26th of June, the Russians checked Nogi's further on .
On the other hand, Nogi's 3rd Army, released by the fall of Port Arthur, was brought up on the Japanese left, and a new army under Kawamura (5th), formed of one of the Port Arthur and two reserve divisions, was working from the upper Yalu through the mountains towards the Russian left rear.
Nogi's first attack (1st2nd March) had not much success, and a heavy counterstroke was delivered on the 2nd.
On the other side Oku had taken over part of Nogi's line, thus freeing the 3rd Army for further extension to the north-west, and the rest of the 2nd Army, the 4th, the 1st and the 5th were approaching the Hun-ho from the south (March 8th).
On the evening of the loth, after all their long and hardly contested enveloping marches, Nogi's left and Kawamura's right met north of Mukden.