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Cantigny in Somme Département, Picardie, France
 

Cantigny American Monument

 
 
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By Michael Manning, June 26, 2015
1. Cantigny American Monument Marker
Inscription.
Erected
by the
United States
of America
to commemorate
the first attack
by an
American Division
in the
World War

(Reverse Side:)

The First Division United States Army operating under the X French Corps captured the Town of Cantigny on May 28, 1918 and held it against numerous counter-attacks
 
Erected 1937 by American Battle Monuments Commission.
 
Location. 49° 39.803′ N, 2° 29.477′ E. Marker is in Cantigny, Picardie, in Somme Département. Marker is on Rue Saint Aignan (Route D26), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cantigny, Picardie 80500, France.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 28th Infantry Regiment Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); McCormick's Cantigny Artillery Monument (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); First U.S. Division (approx. 0.9 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Cantigny. The First Division Museum at Cantigny page on the Battle of Cantigny: ...On May 28, 1918, the 28th Infantry Regiment of the US First Division
Cantigny American Monument Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, June 26, 2015
2. Cantigny American Monument Marker - Wide View
attacked a German-held French village called Cantigny some 75 miles north of Paris and marked an important change in the history of the American army. A small battle by World War I standards, the Battle of Cantigny was America’s first significant battle, and first offensive, of World War I. On its outcome, in part, rode the “amalgamation” question of whether arriving American doughboys would join an independent American field army or serve as replacements in the French and British armies.
(Submitted on July 22, 2015.) 

2. American Battle Monuments Commission - Cantigny American Monument. (Submitted on August 12, 2015, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. War, World I
 
Cantigny American Monument Marker - Reverse Side image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, June 26, 2015
3. Cantigny American Monument Marker - Reverse Side
Cantigny American Monument Marker - Distant View image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, June 26, 2015
4. Cantigny American Monument Marker - Distant View
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By Michael Manning, June 26, 2015
5. Cantigny American Monument Marker
Cantigny image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, June 26, 2015
6. Cantigny
Cantigny American Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, June 26, 2015
7. Cantigny American Monument Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2015, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 266 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 22, 2015, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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