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1822: Augustin Joseph Caron, entrapped

On this date in 1822, French Lt. Col. Augustin Joseph Caron was shot at Strasbourg as a rebel. Little is known of his background, but Caron (English Wikipedia entry | French) enlisted in his army during the revolutionary year of 1791 and advanced into command positions under Napoleon. From his later conduct it’s apparent that […]
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