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Second Battle of Orléans
Part of the Franco-Prussian War
DateDecember 3 – 4 1870
LocationOrléans, France
Result Decisive Prussian victory
Kingdom of Prussia Prussia France France
Commanders and leaders

Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia Frederick Francis II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg

General Ludwig von Wittich

General Louis d'Aurelle de Paladines General Antoine Chanzy General Francois Martineau of Chenez

General Crouzat
Casualties and losses
1,700 20,000

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The Second Battle of Orléans was a battle of the Franco-Prussian War of 1870. It took place on December 3 and 4, 1870 and was part of the Loire Campaign. The Germans recaptured Orléans, which had been retaken by the French on November 11, 1870 after the Battle of Coulmiers, and divided the French Army of the Loire in two.


  • von Moltke, Helmuth, The Franco-German war of 1870-71, London: J. R. Osgood, McIlvaine & co. 1891 p29-41

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