Battle of Beaumont

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Battle of Beaumont
Part of the Franco-Prussian War
Bataille de Beaumont (1870).jpg
Date 30 August 1870
Location near Beaumont-en-Argonne, France
Result German victory
North German Confederation North German Confederation
Second French Empire France
Commanders and leaders
North German Confederation
Gustav von Alvensleben
Prince Georg of Saxony
Kingdom of Bavaria
Ludwig Freiherr von der Tann
Second French Empire Pierre Louis Charles de Failly
Units involved
North German Confederation IV Corps
North German Confederation XII Corps
Kingdom of Bavaria I Royal Bavarian Corps
Second French Empire V Corps
Casualties 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.


  • Howard, M. (1991) [1961]. The Franco-Prussian War: The German Invasion of France 1870–1871. New York: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-26671-8. 
  • Wawro, G. (2003). The Franco-Prussian War: The German Conquest of France in 1870–1871. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-58436-1. 

Coordinates: 49°32′21″N 5°03′29″E / 49.5392°N 5.0581°E / 49.5392; 5.0581