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Battle Name : Savenay

Date(s) : 23 December 1793

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , French Revolutionary War ,

Outcome : A victory for French Republican Forces over French Royalist Forces

Type of battle : Land


The Vendéen Royalists retreating after their defeat at Le Mans 10 days before were caught by the much larger pursuing army. The annihilation of the Royalist spelt the end of their resistance as a field army. Their resistance only continued in the form of guerilla actions.


A town in western France near the river Loire almost on the coast about 20 miles northwest of Nantes. (France)

Casualty figures

French Republican Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
500 (2.50%)

French Royalist Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
6,000 (85.71%)