Defence of Longboyau's gate, château of Buzenval, October 21st 1870

 Painted by Alphonse de Neuville

During the sortie, the batteries of commander Miribel, particularly the 4th

battery of captain Nismes, who was positioned close to the gate

of Longboyau, was surprised by Prussian elements. The incident,

known as Defense of the gate of Longboyau, consisted of the French

and Prussians fighting at close range through the bars of

 the gate. In the fighting, the French lost the

 commander of the support company, 10 cannoniers, and 15 horses.