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Medals issued in the Franco-Prussian War

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Re: Medals issued in the Franco-Prussian War

Posted: 1350941660000
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Janet,

I think a case can be made for your Friedrich Wilhelm being in dragoon regiment 7. In 1885 Saarbrücken was the garrison of the regiment.

Also, the photo shows what appear to be a few campaign medals on his medal bar. DR 7 fought in all three wars of unification- 1864, 1866 and 1870/71, though I am not sure I see an Iron Cross on his uniform.

Can you make out anything that is on his shoulder board??? A cipher or a number, perhaps?

I'll look through a few other sources I have, but iunformation for enlisted is very rare.

I'll let you know what I find.

Andy
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