14th Hussar Regiment 1871 Group photo

911car

Well-known member
The place of Champs mentioned on the postcard is likely Champs-sur-Marne, a small town east of Paris in an area where fierce fighting occurred in 1870 between Prussians and the French. Champs is only about 5 miles from Bry-sur-Marne and Champigny, where one of the most famous battles of the Franco-Prussian war took place.
 

Glennj

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The 2. Eskadron was garrisoned in Champs in the summer of 1871. So presumably, the seated Rittmeister is squadron commander and later Oberst and regimental commander of Ulanen-Regiment. Nr. 4, Werner von Schönfeldt.

Regards
Glenn
 

seagull

Member
Glenn, you really bring these wonderful slices out of time fully back to life with your research. Rittmeister von Schonfeldt would be amazed, and I hope flattered, to be so remembered in our time. Well done - yet again!
Steve
 

JohnM

Member
Fantastic job to all three of you Bob, Bruno and Glenn!!!

You make history come alive again with your knowledge and sharing!!!

Impressive on so many levels.

John
 
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