French campaign in Egypt and Syria

Battle of Alexandria
The Battle of Alexandria, 21 March 1801 ©Image Attribution forthcoming. Image belongs to the respective owner(s).
1801 Mar 21

Battle of Alexandria

Alexandria, Egypt

British expeditionary corps under Sir Ralph Abercrombie defeat the French army under General Menou in the Battle of Alexandria during Anglo-Ottoman land offensive. The armies engaged on this day both numbered approximately 14,000 men. Losses for the British were, 1,468 killed, wounded and missing, including Abercromby (who died on 28 March), Moore and three other generals wounded. The French on the other hand had 1,160 killed and (?) 3,000 wounded. The British advanced upon Alexandria and laid siege to it.

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