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Battle of Beaumont
Part of the Franco-Prussian War
Date August 30, 1870
Location near Buzancy, France
Result Prussian victory
Belligerents
Kingdom of Prussia Prussia France France
Commanders
George of Saxony Pierre Louis Charles de Failly
Casualties and losses
3,500 soldiers 4,800 soldiers,
42 guns

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

It was fought between Fifth French Corps d'Armee under General Pierre Louis Charles de Failly, and the IV and XII (Royal Saxon) Army Corps under King George of Saxony (the XII Army Corps was all-Saxon, while the IV Army Corps was a mix of regiments from Anhalt, Prussian Saxony and the Thuringian states). The French were surprised in their cantonments and driven back upon Monzon, with losses of 4,800 men and 42 guns to the Germans' 3,500.

References

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


Battle of Beaumont
Part of the Franco-Prussian War
Date August 30, 1870
Location near Buzancy, France
Result Prussian victory
Belligerents
File:Flag of Prussia (1803).gif Prussia France
Commanders and leaders
George of Saxony Pierre Louis Charles de Failly
Casualties and losses
3,500 soldiers 4,800 soldiers,
42 guns

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

It was fought between Fifth French Corps d'Armee under General Pierre Louis Charles de Failly, and the IV and XII (Royal Saxon) Army Corps under King George of Saxony (the XII Army Corps was all-Saxon, while the IV Army Corps was a mix of regiments from Anhalt, Prussian Saxony and the Thuringian states). The French were surprised in their cantonments and driven back upon Monzon, with losses of 4,800 men and 42 guns to the Germans' 3,500.

References

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


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