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Battle of Beaumont

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North German Confederation

  •  Saxony
 Bavaria FranceCommanders and leaders
Gustav von Alvensleben
Prince Georg of Saxony

Ludwig Freiherr von der Tann Pierre Louis Charles de FaillyUnits involved IV Corps
XII Corps
I Royal Bavarian Corps V CorpsCasualties and losses 3,400 7,500
5,700 killed and wounded
1,800 captured
28 guns
8 mitrailleuse

The Battle of Beaumont on 30 August 1870 was won by Prussia during the Franco-Prussian War

It was fought between the French V Corps under general Pierre Louis Charles de Failly, and IV Corps under general Constantin von Alvensleben, XII Corps under Prince Georg of Saxony along with the I Royal Bavarian Corps under general Ludwig Freiherr von der Tann The French were surprised in their cantonments and driven back upon Mouzon, with losses of 7,500 men and 42 guns to the Germans' 3,400[1][2]


  1. ^ Howard 1991, p 161
  2. ^ Wawro 2000, p 209 sfn error: no target: CITEREFWawro2000 help


  • Howard, M 1991 The Franco-Prussian War: The German Invasion of France 1870–1871 New York: Routledge ISBN 0-415-26671-8CS1 maint: ref=harv linkmw-parser-output citecitationmw-parser-output citation qmw-parser-output id-lock-free a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-free amw-parser-output id-lock-limited a,mw-parser-output id-lock-registration a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-limited a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-registration amw-parser-output id-lock-subscription a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-subscription amw-parser-output cs1-subscription,mw-parser-output cs1-registrationmw-parser-output cs1-subscription span,mw-parser-output cs1-registration spanmw-parser-output cs1-ws-icon amw-parser-output codecs1-codemw-parser-output cs1-hidden-errormw-parser-output cs1-visible-errormw-parser-output cs1-maintmw-parser-output cs1-subscription,mw-parser-output cs1-registration,mw-parser-output cs1-formatmw-parser-output cs1-kern-left,mw-parser-output cs1-kern-wl-leftmw-parser-output cs1-kern-right,mw-parser-output cs1-kern-wl-rightmw-parser-output citation mw-selflink
  • Wawro, G 2003 The Franco-Prussian War: The German Conquest of France in 1870–1871 Cambridge: Cambridge University Press ISBN 0-521-58436-1CS1 maint: ref=harv link

Coordinates: 49°32′21″N 5°03′29″E / 495392°N 50581°E / 495392; 50581

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