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Mount Tabor

Battle Name : Mount Tabor

Date(s) : 16 April 1799

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign ,

Outcome : A victory for French Army of the Orient over Turkish Army

Type of battle : Land


Achmed Bey leading the Ottoman Army of Damascus [approx. 20,000] was marching to raise the siege of Acre. Napoleon detached Kleber [3,000] to hold his force away from the siege lines. On the night of the 15-16 th Kleber attempted a surprise night attack on the Turks but miscalculated and at dawn faced their full army. Napoleon brought out a second column from Acre and the Turks were caught between the two French forces. The French won a decisive victory.


On the slopes at the southern foot of Mount Tabor, 7 miles southeast of Nazareth, Israel.

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Turkish Army

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French Army of the Orient

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100 (2.22%)