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Fort l'Ecluse 1815

Time: April 5, 2013 at 6pm to April 7, 2013 at 3pm
Location: Collonges, Ain, France
Website or Map: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
Event Type: garrison, living-history, fort, france, napoleonic
Organized By: Marc Middleton
Latest Activity: Oct 22, 2012

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Event Description

It is the beginning of the month of June 1815.

The Emperor has returned since March from the isle of Elb and has taken control of France for the last few weeks. Louis XVIII has fled to Ghent and the Allied Powers have come together to put down Napoléon once and for all.

War seems inevitable and whilst the main confrontation will be taking place in Belguim, the rest of France has also been put into action to defend the borders of France.

Fort l'Ecluse, located near the Swiss border and protecting France from an eventual invasion from that country or the northern Alpes, is being garrisoned by a detachement of soldiers who must improve the fort's defences and make it ready to resist an eventual siege.

Commander Villetard de la Guérie has been appointed to take command of this position and its garrison, which is composed mostly of national guardsmen and old or detached soldiers.

Has a consequence, it is asked that all soldiers of the infantry, artillery, cavalry, marine and reserves take up the call to arms and present themselves at Fort l'Ecluse and be prepared to resist the Austrian invasion that will undoubtably come.

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