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DETTINGEN

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Originally appearing in Volume V08, Page 116 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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DETTINGEN, a village of Germany in the kingdom of Bavaria, on the Main, and on the Frankfort-on-Main-Aschaffenburg rail-way, to m. N.W. of Aschaffenburg. It is memorable as the scene of a decisive battle on the 27th of June 1743, when the English, Hanoverians and Austrians (the " Pragmatic army "), 42,000 men under the command of George II. of England, routed the numerically superior French forces under- the duc de Noailles. It was in memory of this victory that Handel composed his Dettingen Te Deum. 1 Hull was tried at Albany in 1814bycourt martial, General Dearborn presiding, was found guilty of treason, cowardice, neglect of duty and unofficerlike conduct, and was sentenced to be shot; the president remitted the sentence because of Hull's services in the Revolution.
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