Takamori Saigou

The chief of staff of the newly formed fully modernized Imperial Army or the new government army and a samurai from Satsuma. Under the authority of Prince Arisugawa he was in charge of capturing Edo where the 15th Shogun Tokugawa Yoshinobu resides. Saigo Takamori is a firm believer in the privileges of the samurai class. Source: Wikipedia