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Battle Name : Zyper-Sluis

Date(s) : 10 September 1799

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

Outcome : A victory for British Forces over French & Batavian Forces

Type of battle : Land


The British forces under Abercromby needed rest so a defensive line was set up along the line of the Zyper canal. This line was attacked by a numerically superior force [7,000 French 14,000 Batavians] commanded by General Brune. The attack failed but Abercromby with tired troops and lack of transport was unable to follow up his success.


Large drainage system just over two miles from Kamperduin [Camperdown] (Holland)

Casualty figures

French & Batavian Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
2,000 (9.52%)

British Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
200 (1.18%)