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Expedition to Egypt and Syria

Expedition to Egypt and Syria

Expedition to Egypt and Syria

19 may 1798 – 30 august 1801

Comments
The Expedition to Egypt and Syria starts with the French embarkation on 19th of may 1798 and ends with the surrender of the french troops to the English on 30th of august 1801.

The Ottoman Empire declares War to the French on 9th September 1798.
Uprising of the people of Cairo from 21th October 1798 until 22th October 1798.

The Expedition to Egypt and Syria has the following campaigns:

  • Campaign in Egypt: 1st July 1798 (invasion of Egypt) until
  • Campaign in Lower Egypt: 25th August 1798 (Desaix sent south along the Lower Nile) until 29th May 1799 (Belliard takes the Port of Kosseir).
  • Campaign in Palestine and Syria: 6th February 1799 (beginning of the French march) until 14th June 1799 (Napoleon returns to Cairo).

1798/07/02
Battle and Conquest of Alexandria
French victory

France Mamelucks
Napoleon Koraim Pasha
Troops: 5000 (12)
Losses: Total 500 (12)

 


1798/07/13
Battle of Shubra Khit
French victory

France Mamelucks
Napoleon Murad Bey

 


1798/07/21
Battle of the Pyramids (Battle of Embabeh)
French victory

France Mamelucks
Napoleon Murad Bey/Ibrahim Bey
Troops: 25000 (1&11) 21000 (1&11&12)
Losses: Total 300 (3&1) Total 5000 (1)
KIA&WIA >3000 (12)

Comments
The 18’000 Egyptian peasant soldiers (see 12)on the east bank of the Nile are not included in the figures of the troops of the Mamelucks.


1798/10/07
Battle of Sediman (Battle of El Lahun)
French victory

France Mamelucks
Desaix Murad Bey

 


1799/01/22
Battle of Samhud
French victory

France Mamelucks
Desaix Murad Bey

 


1799/02/14 – 1799/02/15
Battle near El Arish
French victory

France Ottoman Empire
Reynier

 


1799/02/14 – 1799/02/20
Siege and Capitulation of El Arish
French victory

France Ottoman Empire
Reynier, Napoleon
Troops: 2300 (12)

 


1799/02/25
Conquest of Gaza
French victory

France Ottoman Empire
Napoleon

 


1799/03/03 – 1799/03/08
Siege of Jaffa (Siege of Haifa)
French victory

France Ottoman Empire
Napoleon

 


1799/03/08 – 1799/03/10
Battle of Abnud
? victory

France Mamelucks
Belliard

 


1799/03/18 – 1799/05/20
Siege of Acre (Accon)
Ottoman Empire victory

France Ottoman Empire
Napoleon Phélippeaux, Smith, Jezzar Pasha

 


1799/04/16
Engagement of Mount Tabor
French victory

France Ottoman Empire
Kléber, Napoleon Achmed or Abdallah (Pasha of Damascus)

 


1799/05/01
Action at Beni Adi
French victory

France Mamelucks
Davout

 


1799/07/25
1st Battle of Abukir
French victory

France Ottoman Empire
Napoleon Mustapha
Troops: 11000 (12) Present 15000 (12)
Fit for action 7000 (12)

 


1800/03/20
Battle of Heliopolis
French victory

France Ottoman Empire
Kléber Yussuf Pasha
Losses: Total 300 (12) Total “Thousands” (12)

 


1801/03/22
2nd Battle of Abukir
British victory

France Britian
Menou Abercomby
Troops: >10000 (12)
Losses: Total 3000 (12) Total 1370 (12)

Comments
The British landed on Abukir Bay on the 1801/03/08.


1801/03/20
Battle of Canopus
British victory

France Britian
Menou Abercomby

Comments
Death of Abercomby.


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