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Battle of Beaumont

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Battle of Beaumont

Battle of Beaumont
Part of the Franco-Prussian War
Date 30 August 1870
Location near Beaumont-en-Argonne, France
Result Prussian victory
Commanders and leaders
George of Saxony
Ludwig Freiherr von der Tann
Pierre Louis Charles de Failly
Casualties and losses
3,500 soldiers 4,800 soldiers,
42 guns

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

It was fought between Fifth French Anhalt, Prussian Saxony and the Thuringian states) 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 4,800 men and 42 guns to the Germans' 3,500.


  • George Bruce. Harbottle's Dictionary of Battles. (Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1981) (ISBN 0-442-22336-6).

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