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GEDÄCHTNISMEDAILLE – 1849 – BADEN

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$115.00

This is the Gedächtnismedaille (Remembrance Medal) für 1849. It is bronze-toned and measures 1 1/4″ in diameter. From 1848 into 1849, Baden was plagued by military mutiny and civil insurrection. Grand Duke Leopold was forced to flee the country in May 1948. Although civil authority attempted to form a constitutional government, the country remained in the hands of an armed mob of civilians and mutinous soldiers. Grand Duke Leopold joined Bavaria in petitioning Prussia for intervention. The Prussians agreed. Kronprinz Wilhelm (later Prussia’s König, then Germany’s first Kaiser) defeated the Baden insurgents at Waghausel on 10 June 1849, then entered the capital city, Karlsruhe, on 25 June. Prussia occupied the Grand Duchy until order was restored. Grand Duke Leopold made his return on 10 August 1849. He later issued this award for those who had participated in the 1849 campaign. The circular decoration’s obverse features a sword. Its reverse reads “Leopold Grossherzog von Baden” around its outer edges. Within them a victory wreath surrounds the slogan “Dem Tapferen Befreiungs Heer 1849” (The Brave Liberation Army 1849)

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This is the Gedächtnismedaille (Remembrance Medal) für 1849. It is bronze-toned and measures 1 1/4″ in diameter. From 1848 into 1849, Baden was plagued by military mutiny and civil insurrection. Grand Duke Leopold was forced to flee the country in May 1948. Although civil authority attempted to form a constitutional government, the country remained in the hands of an armed mob of civilians and mutinous soldiers. Grand Duke Leopold joined Bavaria in petitioning Prussia for intervention. The Prussians agreed. Kronprinz Wilhelm (later Prussia’s König, then Germany’s first Kaiser) defeated the Baden insurgents at Waghausel on 10 June 1849, then entered the capital city, Karlsruhe, on 25 June. Prussia occupied the Grand Duchy until order was restored. Grand Duke Leopold made his return on 10 August 1849. He later issued this award for those who had participated in the 1849 campaign. The circular decoration’s obverse features a sword. Its reverse reads “Leopold Grossherzog von Baden” around its outer edges. Within them a victory wreath surrounds the slogan “Dem Tapferen Befreiungs Heer 1849” (The Brave Liberation Army 1849)

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