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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:23 pm 
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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

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2021 12:27 am 
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One of the finest commanders of the era. Thanks for sharing, Jeff.

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Thanks for sharing Jeff! Always amazing what can be discovered still to this day.

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PostPosted: 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.

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A little background:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles-Étienne_Gudin_de_La_Sablonnière

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