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In the Second Schleswig War, Prussian forces assault and capture the important Danish strong point of Dybbøl

Europe, 1857, zoomable map
04/18/1864
Throughout the Second Schleswig War, Danish land troops struggled against the German Federation forces. After a bombardment, Prussian units stormed Dybbøl, the last Danish strong point in disputed Schleswig, despite the heroic counter-attack of the Eight Danish Brigade that enabled an orderly retreat.  The day is commemorated in modern Denmark today in recognition of their efforts.  Peace talks began soon after. (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Michael Embree, Bismarck's First War: The Campaign of Schleswig and Jutland 1864 (Solihull, England: Helion and Company, Ltd, 2007), 257-265.