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The garrison of Dresden was destined to be sent as prisoners of war to the
Bannat of Temeswar - 1814

The Times, London, England, January 27, 1914
Vienna, Dec. 29

The French garrisons of the fortresses which have successfully fallen, are now suffering for that license which they exercised towards the inhabitants of these places.  They bring with them the most malignant disorders from those cities which they so long and so obstinately refused to surrender, and it has therefore been necessary to treat them like persons infected with the plague.  The garrison of Dresden was destined to be sent as prisoners of war to the Bannat of Temeswar; but they had only proceeded through a part of Bohemia, when they were detained by general sickness.  In the neighborhood of Lebonitz some thousands of them died, and their diseases are so infectious, that a village where the inhabitants had much communication with them has been almost entirely depopulated.  In all probability only a few of the whole garrison of Dresden, which amounted to 30,000 men, will reach the Bannat.

[Published at DVHH.org 2009 by Jody McKim Pharr]

 Last Updated: 20 Sep 2017


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