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    General Charles Etienne Gudin's grave may have possibly been found:

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-r...-idUSKCN1U420D
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  • #2
    Good stuff!
    Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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    • #3
      Fascinating.
      I'm curious as to how they found the body.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Cambronnne View Post
        Fascinating.
        I'm curious as to how they found the body.
        according to eyewitnesses they found the body already deceased...
        I assume you mean the corpse....
        Last edited by marktwain; 11 Jul 19, 17:42.
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        • #5
          I once commanded his division in a wargame iirc, wasn't he involved in the fight for the great redoubt at Borodino ?
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          • #6
            Originally posted by asterix View Post
            General Charles Etienne Gudin's grave may have possibly been found:

            https://www.reuters.com/article/us-r...-idUSKCN1U420D
            Very interesting and well done on your part.

            Gudin was one of Davout's three 'immortals' the two others being Morand and Friant. Gudin's death was a grave loss for Davout and the Grande Armee.
            We are not now that strength which in old days
            Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
            Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
            To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Massena View Post
              Gudin was one of Davout's three 'immortals' the two others being Morand and Friant. Gudin's death was a grave loss for Davout and the Grande Armee.
              Ah, then it was likely Auerstedt - was he the first one on the plateau that ran into the Prussian cavalry ?

              Edit : Ah - here we go :

              General Étienne Gudin's Division were on the move from Naumburg before 6:30 a.m. By 7 a.m. the 1st Chasseurs were stopped cold in their tracks outside of Poppel by Prussian cavalry and artillery. There was a heavy fog that had lifted just as they approached the village. Once Davout became aware of the Prussian force, he ordered Gudin to deploy his force at Hassenhausen.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Snowygerry View Post

                Ah, then it was likely Auerstedt - was he the first one on the plateau that ran into the Prussian cavalry ?

                Edit : Ah - here we go :
                Gudin's division of III Corps was the first on the field at Auerstadt. It was Gudin and his division that withstood and defeated the Prussian cavalry attacks and held until reinforced by the other two infantry divisions. Gudin's division also suffered the most casualties at Auerstadt on the French side.
                We are not now that strength which in old days
                Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
                Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
                To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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                • #9
                  Very interesting find. I bet that there is still so much to be found in Russia. By the way: weren't they digging around the Berezina a few years back?
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