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Battle Name : Valmy

Date(s) : 20 September 1792

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , French War of the First Coalition ,

Outcome : A victory for French Revolutionary Forces over Forces of the First Coalition

Type of battle : Land


Interference by the King of Prussia caused his army commander to misdirect the battle. Faced with a numerically superior force the Prussians withdrew. The Austrian corps did not reach the battlefield, neither did the French corps under the Prince de Bourbon. Losses were slight on both sides but the allied invasion of France was over.


Valmy northeastern France about 20 miles north east of Châlons-en-Champagne. (France)

Casualty figures

French Revolutionary Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
300 (0.58%)

Forces of the First Coalition

Number engaged :

Casualties :
200 (0.57%)