The Franco-Prussian war left traces in the collective memory. The Prussian soldiers entered Vignacourt on horseback with their helmets pointed, these facts were reported to us by the ancients.
In a circular dating from 1870 of the prefect, it was stated: "if the Prussian horsemen are sighted, ring the bell to alert the police force" (national guard and fire men…).
In the Faubourg, the rumors circulated that the enemy was at Vignacourt with cannons end January 1871.
Crédit photo M. Patrick Demerb - www.laguerrede1870
Crédit photo Isabelle Godard
Dead soldiers during the war of 1870
(The list is not exhaustive)
THUILLIER Jean-Baptiste, Marshal of Logis 9th regiment of artillery, 3rd battery, decorated with the military medal.
THUILLIER Joseph Alcide, 3rd Battalion Mobile Guards end of January 1871.
The fight of Wissembourg - August 4, 1870
Battle of Froeschwiller - August 6, 1870
Battle of Forbach (or Spicheren) - August 6, 1870
Borny - August 14, 1870 - Metz
Rezonville - August 16, 1870 - Metz
Saint-Privat - August 18, 1870 - Metz
Battle of Beaumont - August 30, 1870
Battle of Bazeilles - August 31, 1870
Battle of Sedan - September 1, 1870
Fights of Artenay - October 10, 1870
Ham - November 19, 20, 21, 1870
Amiens - Villers-Bretonneux - November 27, 1870
Battle of Hallue - 23-24 December 1870
Saint-Quentin - January 19 - 1871