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Q: German Field Marshal FRHR. Von Manteuffel ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   4 Comments )
Subject: German Field Marshal FRHR. Von Manteuffel
Category: Reference, Education and News > Teaching and Research
Asked by: boyce-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 10 Jun 2006 22:52 PDT
Expires: 10 Jul 2006 22:52 PDT
Question ID: 737133
Field Marshal Von Manteuffel circa. 1873. His
significance,(Franco-Prussian War?)and background.
Subject: Re: German Field Marshal FRHR. Von Manteuffel
Answered By: answerfinder-ga on 11 Jun 2006 09:51 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Dear boyce-ga,

A biography appears in the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica which can be
found on this page.

He was the Commander of the German Army of Occupation of France from
25 Jun 1871 to 16 Sep 1873

The following additional information appeared in The Times newspaper
(London) upon news of his death. I cannot place all it contents here
so you may wish to gain access to the article through your library.
Thursday, Jun 18, 1885
Died from inflammation of the lungs.
Described as a gallant and successful soldier, and was a skilled
diplomatist and administrator of considerable judgement.

There are references to him in this book. Use the search inside
feature: ?Edwin von Manteuffel?
Bismark and the German Empire (Paperback) by Erich Eyck

Other possible book sources on amazon can be found using this search.

If you are an Athens user, then this article is relevant.
Portrait of a Political General: Edwin von Manteuffel and the
Constitutional Conflict in Prussia
Gordon A. Craig
Political Science Quarterly, Vol. 66, No. 1 (Mar., 1951) , pp. 1-36

If you can read German, a biography appears here.,adb0520178)
And a portrait

I hope this answers your question. If it does not, or the answer is
unclear, then please ask for clarification of this research before
rating the answer. I shall respond to the clarification request as
soon as I receive it.
Thank you

Request for Answer Clarification by boyce-ga on 12 Jun 2006 21:36 PDT
A swift and exceptional response. Thankyou. However, I must now press
you further for the answers most crucial to my search. And in
confidence I will tell you why. First, Is the Manteuffel family still
prominent or extant in Germany? If so, can you locate them for me? The
reason being, I'm in possession of the good Field Marshal's batan
presented him by the Emperor in 1873 on his promotion to Field
Marshal. And I'm rather curious if they would like it back in the
family. I tipped you, I'm afraid rather modestly, twenty dollars for
your first answer. Nevertheless, see what you can do for me. Sincerely
, Boyce-ga

Clarification of Answer by answerfinder-ga on 13 Jun 2006 01:00 PDT
Dear boyce-ga,

Thank you for your rating and your generous tip.

Your request for information on the family of von Manteuffel is best
dealt with as a new  question which needs to be posted afresh. I
cannot help you with it as I believe it will require some knowledge of
German. There are a couple of German researchers on GA so they may be
able to assist. Just make reference back to this question either by a
link or number 737133. Having said that, they may not be able to
provide you with the information as GA does not permit us to provide
personal information (addresses, etc.) in an answer. I will leave it
with you whether you still wish to post the question.

boyce-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $20.00
An exceptional and quick response to a rather difficult.Displaying an
impressive command of available resources.

Subject: Re: German Field Marshal FRHR. Von Manteuffel
From: probonopublico-ga on 11 Jun 2006 01:00 PDT
Subject: Re: German Field Marshal FRHR. Von Manteuffel
From: myoarin-ga on 11 Jun 2006 02:59 PDT
Sorry, Bryan, wrong chap, two generations and two wars later.
Subject: Re: German Field Marshal FRHR. Von Manteuffel
From: probonopublico-ga on 11 Jun 2006 04:22 PDT
Ah well, Myo, you must admit that I got very, very close.
Subject: Re: German Field Marshal FRHR. Von Manteuffel
From: myoarin-ga on 13 Jun 2006 06:53 PDT
Since you have indicated your interest in persons who may be
descendents, this German telephone website list 300 + Manteuffel, some
with "von", a couple as "Baron", suggesting that they are more close
descendents, or more interested in showing their title.

Baron = Freiherr is a title that many who could use it eschew in these times.

It is a nice thought to return the baton to an interested member of
the family, but if this is an altruistic gesture  - just wanting to
recover your cost or a modest price to return the item to someone with
a personal interest -  I think that you should be aware that the baton
could have a higher value in the German market for "Militaria".  That
is, someone you might offer the baton to, could turn around and sell
Here is a a site that deals in German Militaria and possibly could
give you an idea of the market for the baton.  There are, of course,
many other places and websites for militaria.

I hope, however, that one of the Researchers can direct you to a
direct descendent of Edwin von Manteuffel.

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