Statues - Hither & Thither

France
Mars-la-Tour
Meurthe-et-Moselle

Lorraine

Rue du Château

Monument aux Morts 16 et 17 août 1870

Memorial Battle of 16 and 17 August 1870

Frédéric Bogino
A. Charnod
1875

Mars-la-Tour /  Monument aux Morts 16 et 17 août 1870   Mars-la-Tour /  Monument aux Morts 16 et 17 août 1870

Description

Sculpture representing France supporting a dying soldier who drops his gun. At their feet, a young child recovers the gun, while another is supports the anchor of hope.

On 26 September 1877, two reliefs in bronze are added to the pedestal.

Infanterie - Bataille de Saint-Privat 18 August 1870
Depicted are:

  • Colonel Lonclas
  • Lieutenant de Verzins
  • Comt. de Forzan
  • General Henry
  • General Lafond de Villiers
  • Canrobert
  • Colonel de Geslin
  • Capitaine Varennes

Cavallerie. Combat de Fond-de-la-Cuve near Mars-la-Tour.
The man on horses are, from left to right:

  • The son of general Henry
  • General de Vernéville
  • General Legrand
  • General de Ladmirault
  • General de Cissey
  • General de Montaigu
Between Vernéville and Legrand the head of the painter Alexandre Protais (1826-1890) with a fedora hat is visible.
That of the south face (photo left) shows . That of the north face (photo right) evokes the infantry fight that took place on 16 and 18 August 1870.

Inscription(s)

Around the pedestal the names:

MARS-LA-TOUR
REZONVILLE
GRAVELOTTE
SAINT-PRIVAT

A LA MEMOIRE
des soldats francais
morts pour la patrie
dans les journees
deds 16 et 18 aout 1870

Erigé le 2 novembre 1875
au moyen d'une souscription Nationale
due a l'initiative patriotique d'un Comité local
afin de perpetuer la memoire des glorieux enfants
de la France
morts au Champ d'Honneur pour la défense de la patrie
— —
honneur à ces braves
ne les oublions pas!

Signed (statue): f. bogino 1874
fondu par a. charnod. 1875

(reliefs) F. Bogino 1877

Annotation

The monument was inaugurated 2 November 1875.

Old Postcard(s)

     
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Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 49°5'58" E 5°52'46"

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