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War 1870

 

Local situation

The Franco-Prussian war left traces in the collective memory. The Prussian soldiers entered Vignacourt on horseback with their pointed helmets, 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…).

On the outskirts, the rumors circulated that the enemy was at Vignacourt with cannons end January 1871.

 

1870

 

Crédit photo M. Patrick Demerb - www.laguerrede1870

 

1870

 

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.

 

Key dates

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