Friday, 28 May 2010

Bavarian infantry 1870




Haven't really done much on the German army of this period - so a few posts to try and rectify this.
According to the wiki
Bavarian army in the Franco-Prussian war

When the candidacy to the Spanish throne of Leopold, Prince of Hohenzollern led to a worsening in relations between Prussia and France in 1870, von Prankh mobilised the two Bavarian army corps on 14 July. The Bavarian Army Corps fought in the Franco-Prussian War as part of the III Army under Crown Price Friedrich Wilhelm (the I Army Corps under von der Tann, and the II Army Corps under von Hartmann).

The Bavarians under von Hartmann stormed Wissembourg and took part in the Battles of Wörth, Beaumont, Sedan and the Siege of Paris. Over 5,000 Bavarian soldiers died during the Franco-Prussian War.

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