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Sextidi 26 Vendémiaire

Sextidi 26 Vendémiaire, jour de l'aubergine
eggplant day

Calendrier Militaire

Year I.

Muller, commanding officer.
Affair of Hasnon. The Austrians attack this town several times to no result; they are repelled with losses each time. The inhabitants' courage deserves much praise.

Year II.

Army of the North.
Jourdan, general-in-chief.
Battle of Wattignies, near Maubeuge, won over the Austrians, after a 2-day fight and 3 bayonet charges: the Maubeuge blockade is raised, 6,000 Austrians killed.

Year III.

Army of Western Pyrenees.
Moncey, general-in-chief.
Battle won over the Spanish. Capture of Iraty's masts, Egny's and Orbaycette's foundries, for an approximate worth of 32 millions. Capture of 50 guns, 2 flags and several stores. 2,500 enemies killed; 2,500 prisoners.

Army of Moselle.
Moreau, general-in-chief.
Fight and capture of Creutznach.

Custines, general-in-chief.
The French control the town of Worms.

Year VI.

Army of Italy.
Buonaparte, general-in-chief.
Final treaty of peace, signed at Campo-Formio, near Udine, between General Buonaparte for the French Republic, and the plenipotentiaries for the Emperor, king of Hungary and Bohemia.
Congress in Rastadt, to conclude the peace between the French Republic and the Germanic Empire.


About the siege of Maubeuge, please see the comment on the Battle of Fleurus (8 Messidor).
The French word mâture usually means a ship's masts collectively. This is obviously not the case here. It may mean "masts factory" or something like that.

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