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Edwin Freiherr von Manteuffel - Grand Cross of the Iron Cross
Rank: generalfeldmarschall
Date of Award: 1871
Cross Class: Grand Cross of the Iron Cross
Branch of Service: Army
Description of Action: Led Army of the South and defeated the french army of the eastt under the command of Nicolas Bourbaki.
Mini Biography: 180985, Prussian field marshal. He served in the Danish War (1864) and was appointed Prussian governor in conquered Schleswig. In the Austro-Prussian War of 1866 he commanded brilliantly, and in the Franco-Prussian War (187071) he distinguished himself. Manteuffel commanded (187173) the German army of occupation in France and from 1879 until his death was governor of Alsace-Lorraine.
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