It was now upon Maubeuge that the revolutionary war thus depended.
But the fortress of Maubeuge lay immediately in rear of the British line.
On June 15 a high official in the administration of the department was at Maubeuge, on a visit to Lafayette.
He had been set to reduce Maubeuge and he had done so with speed and with thoroughness.
The Austrians were now engaged in the investment of Maubeuge.
No fortress was now left between the Allies and the capital but Maubeuge.
The foreign soldiers met the French troops before a town called Maubeuge, and there a fierce battle was fought.
In the moment when Maubeuge was relieved, the enemy had pierced the lines of Wissembourg.
As it was, with fortifications unrenewed, and with the ring fortress in any case doomed, Maubeuge was a death-trap.
I had heard them last at Maubeuge, now I was to hear them again.