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Beni Adi

Battle Name : Beni Adi

Date(s) : 01 May 1799

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

Outcome : A victory for French Cavalry over Egyptian Army

Type of battle : Land


A small engagement between the French cavalry under Davout and twice their number of Egyptian peasant infantry. The number of Egyptian dead is not known but was said to have been 'considerable' little short of a massacre.


An Egyptian village 5 miles west of the river Nile about 19 miles northwest of Asynt. (Egypt)

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French Cavalry

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8 (0.80%)

Egyptian Army

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