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Route de Mons, La Grisoëlle

Monument Combat de La Glisuelle

Monument for the Battle of La Glisuelle

Jules Cattelain & René Bertrand-Boutée
1913

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Description

Stone obelisk with portrait medallion of General Jean-Baptiste Gouvion (Toul 1747 - La Grisoëlle 1792); next to the column two granates with the date "ANNO 1913". On the foot names.

Inscription(s)

Top of the obelisk:

au combattants
de la glisuelle

11 et 29 juin 1792

Middle section:
portrait

au
general gouvion
de toul

a eux l'honneur    a nous le souvenir

societe nationale du souvenir francais

aux enfants
de
marieux
aux lieutenant colonels
CAZOTTE et FONDARD
et aux
heroiques volontaires
de la cote dor
aux enfants
de
bettignies

Signed: portrait: Bertrand Boutée
jules cattelain / a rocq / par marpent nord

Annotation

"La Glisuelle" is now written as " La Grisoëlle".

Jean Baptiste Gouvion

Gouvion (Toul 1747 - La Grisoëlle 1792), one of four French military engineers sent to America on request of Congress; helped plan and contruct West Point fortifications; participated in Yorktown campaign; killed in action in War of the First Coalition. In 1781, Gouvion was breveted colonel. He returned then to the French military service and was killed in action at Maubeuge (11 June 1792), during the wars of the French Revolution (French Volunteers and Supporters of the American Revolution).

Other officers

The other officers died in this battle were Claude Joseph Cazotte de la Chassagne (b. Dijon 1729) and Jean Baptiste Fondard (Arnay le Duc 1733).

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 50°18'53" E 3°58'39"

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