Courbesseaux village, that was headquarters for General De Castelnau on 25th August 1914, was razed to the ground during 1st World War.
In the National Cemetery are buried dead bodies of 2 679 killed soldiers while they fight a battle at this war, and also those of Grand-Couronné Battle in August and September 1914.
To remember these victims, there is a big war memorial : a bronze sculpture, made by Eugène Gatelet in year 1924, shows a young farmer depositing flowers on a soldier's gravestone "Dead for France".
A modest monument was erected in 1964 to remember General Edouard De Castelnau, winner of this battle. This event explains why he is nammed "Saviour of Nancy" and why he is Great-Officer in Legion of Honour.
Close to Lunéville