- a town in SW Belgium, near Mons: French victory over Austrians 1792.
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He was present in the battles of Jemappes, of Nerwinde, and of Pellenberg.Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud, Complete
Far more truly may we say so of Jemappes and its immediate results.
The blowing up of the Jemappes bridge gave a lot of trouble.The First Seven Divisions
Ernest W. Hamilton
Yet we shall throw them back again, as we did at Wattignes and at Jemappes.Robert Tournay
Chuquet, "Jemappes," 196–7, shows that the urgent needs of the army in Belgium were the raison d'être of the decree.
- a town in SW Belgium, in Hainaut province west of Mons: scene of a battle (1792) during the French Revolutionary Wars, in which the French defeated the Austrians
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