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United States. To complete his personal objective he would place
Conservative Party put the country back in order and the protection of
Mexico City and Tehuacan. Juarez accepted this temporary control
Mexican Republic’
Napoleon III seemed to have decided that his régiments étrangers
British and Spanish regular armies would have no need of the Legion or
19) was on it way
Campaign was cheerfully ready to join the fighting at Puebla but found
To break the siege at Puebla and to pay the French soldiers besieging
64 horse-drawn wagons on April 15. A few days after the convoy left
Jeanningros received orders to send two companies to meet the
France. The only details which the scout could not supply was the time
Jeanningros estimated the odds and decided to send another company
Verde and/or track the enemies movements if time allowed it. If no
Dicken of Prussian origin. The age of the men varied from seventeen
Malakoff were he won the Légion d'Honneur. On deciding to join the
He had received the Légion d'Honneur for gallantry at Magenta and
Crimean Medal for his part in the Battle of Inkerman and the Médaille
Militaire for bravery during the Crimean War
Col. Jeanningros handed the movement orders to Capt. Danjou saying
"Take the 3rd and leave here after midnight and reconnoiter the area
Chiquihuite towards Palo Verde. In the cool of the night they marched
French mother
"Aux armes! L'ennemi" shouted Danjou. The barren spot he had chosen
(actually known as hacienda de la Trinidad). Danjou moved his troops
("Fire at will!") Mexican saddles were emptied and horses went down
Legion!” coming out with bayonets and uniforms drenched in blood
Legionnaires that they could not hold out. The other was they were
Mexicans tried to creep up on the Legionnaires to pick them off at
The Mexicans threw the power and fury of their army at the Legion
Legionnaires picked them off by the dozen with withering blast of
"Make each bullet count" Danjou yelled. The Mexicans who got through
French and Mexicans littered the corral and the floors of the sheds as
Around 13h30 the battle resumed. The Mexicans swarmed the entire
Legionnaire and Mexicans dead and dying laid sprawled in and around
As the afternoon wore on causalities mounted: Company Sergeant-
Towards the end of the afternoon the Mexicans increased the
Legionnaires never thought of quitting
The Mexicans had suffered causalities running to three figures
Colonel Francisco Milan made an impassioned speech about his
German Legionnaire veteran of many years. Each man had one round
There was no halting this human sea of soldiers. They were then met
Constantin were uninjured
The landscape of Camerone looked as though it had been the scene of
Camerone engagement from local Indians. In the early morning hours of
He had been left for dead when the wounded were removed and found
Aubagne near Marseilles
(what was left of them) were buried with military honors
Langlais picked up by chance an organ less vulnerable to predators. This
Legion durability--for the Legion never surrenders. At Camerone in
1892 a monument was erected that reads: "Ils furent ici moins de
(They were here less than sixty opposed to a whole army. Its mass
Three officers and 29 men died; 25 at the hacienda and seven in
Maudet died several days later in a Mexican prison hospital. Returned
The self-sacrificial stand of the 3rd Company had shaken Milan so
United States which did not fancy having the French on their doorstep
America’s Vietnam War veterans these French soldiers found no
1st Battalion of the French Foreign Legion boarded the La Pomone and
Napoleon III later ordered that the word "CAMERONE" with the
Legion regiments have 'Camerone 1863' sewn on their banners. Of all
Legion calendar. Thus was the end of the battle and the beginning of
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