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Battle Name : Sediman

Date(s) : 07 October 1798

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

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Egyptian Army

Type of battle : Land


Murad Bey with around four to five thousand Mameluke and Beouin horsemen had been annoying Napoleon by his threat to small detachment of French troops. Desaix was detached to find Murad Bey. They met at Sediman where the French adopted the square formation so frustrating to the Egyptians who lost a significant number of men and all their guns. Davout with 1,000 cavalry was then detached to break up any remaining formations.


A small town in Egypt about 50 miles southwest of Cairo.

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
143 (4.93%)

Egyptian Army

Number engaged :

Casualties :
400 (8.89%)