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DENNEWITZ

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Originally appearing in Volume V08, Page 44 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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DENNEWITZ, a village of Germany, in the Prussian province of Brandenburg, near Juterbog, 4o m. S.W. from Berlin. It is memorable as the scene of a decisive battle on the 6th of September 1813, in which Marshal Ney, with an army of 58,000 French, Saxons and Poles, was defeated with great loss by 50,000 Prussians under Generals Billow (afterwards Count Billow of Dennewitz) and Tauentzien. The site of the battle is marked by an iron obelisk.
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How did the village of Dennewitz get it's name? My ancestors came from the villages of Hautaroda, Erfurt. Homer A. Dennewitz Rockville, Maryland USA
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