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Battle of Amiens
Part of the Franco-Prussian War
Date27 November 1870
LocationAmiens, France
Result Prussian victory
Belligerents
Kingdom of Prussia Prussia France France
Commanders and leaders
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


The Battle of Amiens was fought on 27 November 1870 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.

References[edit | edit source]

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

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