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Battle of Amiens
Part of the Franco-Prussian War
Date November 27, 1870
Location Amiens, France
Result Prussian victory
Kingdom of Prussia Prussia France France
Edwin Freiherr von Manteuffel General Faure
Casualties and losses
1,216 soldiers killed
76 officers killed
1,383 soldiers killed or wounded
1,000 soldiers missing

Battle of Amiens on November 27, 1870 was fought during the Franco-Prussian War, ending in a Prussian victory.

The French under General Faure fought the Prussians under Edwin Freiherr von Manteuffel in Amiens, France. Having already capitulated at Metz, the French were compelled to leave the city of Amiens. About 1,383 French soldiers were killed and wounded, and about 1,000 were declared to be missing. The Germans lost 1,216 soldiers and 76 officers.


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


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