Cast iron statue of a woman symbolising France or Peace trampling on a pile of weapons.
(two other sides of the socle are inscribed with names)
du canton de vezelise
morts pour la patrie
a nous le souvenir
a eux l' immortalite!
a la memoire
de 83 braves de la
enterres a vezelise
Signed: Millet Marcigny (?)
During the wars of the Empire, at the request of the authority, the directors of the hospital of Vézelise decided to install 15 beds for soldiers. However, the events exceeded the expectations and they had to face, from November 1813 to March 1814, with an influx of soldiers of the Grand Army, who after unsuccessful campaigns, retreated to France through Lorraine and hundreds of men were sent to the hospital of Vézelise, 83 were buried in the city and for them is this monument. The erection was authorized January 15, 1908.
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Location (N 48°29'18" - E 6°5'33")
Item Code: frlo058; Photograph: 13 June 2011
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