Forest of Argonne

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Location of Forest of Argonne in north-eastern France

The Forest of Argonne is a long strip of rocky mountain and wild woodland in north-eastern France.

Forest of Argonne in a valley near Chatel Chéhéry, France, where Sgt. Alvin C. York fought in World War I.

In 1792 Charles François Dumouriez outmaneuvered the invading forces of the Duke of Brunswick in the forest before the Battle of Valmy.

The forest was also the site of military action during World War I, the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Several United States Army soldiers earned the Medal of Honor there, including Colonel Nelson Miles Holderman, Major Charles White Whittlesey, and Sergeant Alvin C. York - most of them part of the "Lost Battalion".

The World War I Montfaucon American Monument consists of a large granite Doric column, surmounted by a statue symbolic of Liberty. The monument is located twenty miles northwest of Verdun. It is not far from the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial.[1]

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  1. ^ American Battle Monuments Commission: Montfaucon monument.

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This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainWood, James, ed. (1907). "article name needed". The Nuttall Encyclopædia. London and New York: Frederick Warne. 

Coordinates: 49°09′N 4°58′E / 49.150°N 4.967°E / 49.150; 4.967