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Napoleonic French General's Remains Returned To France
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Author:  Jeff Mathes [ Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Napoleonic French General's Remains Returned To France

A friend posted this on FB and I thought it might be of interest to the club.

From the article: The one-legged skeleton of Charles-Étienne Gudin was found in a park under the foundations of a dance floor. His identity was confirmed by DNA.
Gudin, aged 44, was hit by a cannonball near the city of Smolensk during the French invasion of Russia in 1812.
He had to have his leg amputated and died of gangrene three days later. His heart was taken back to France to be buried.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-57810139

Author:  Bill Peters [ Thu Jul 15, 2021 12:27 am ]
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One of the finest commanders of the era. Thanks for sharing, Jeff.

Author:  SLudwig [ Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:50 am ]
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Thanks for sharing Jeff! Always amazing what can be discovered still to this day.

Author:  Garret Fitzgerald [ Mon Jul 26, 2021 10:38 am ]
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Gudin was an outstanding General. I'm happy they've returned him to France, where he heroically belongs.

Vive l'emperor...

Author:  Christian Hecht [ Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:47 am ]
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A little background:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles-Étienne_Gudin_de_La_Sablonnière

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