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  • Malta
    Saturday Jun 9, 1798

    Napoleon

    Bonaparte reached Malta

    Malta
    Saturday Jun 9, 1798

    Bonaparte reached Malta on 9 June 1798, then controlled by the Knights Hospitaller. Grand Master Ferdinand von Hompesch zu Bolheim surrendered after token resistance, and Bonaparte captured an important naval base with the loss of only three men.




  • Alexandria, Egypt
    Sunday Jul 1, 1798

    Napoleon

    Napoleon landed at Alexandria

    Alexandria, Egypt
    Sunday Jul 1, 1798

    General Bonaparte and his expedition eluded pursuit by the Royal Navy and landed at Alexandria on 1 July.




  • U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 4, 1798

    George Washington

    Lieutenant General

    U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 4, 1798

    Washington grew restless in retirement, prompted by tensions with France, and he wrote to Secretary of War James McHenry offering to organize President Adams' army. In a continuation of the French Revolutionary Wars, French privateers began seizing American ships in 1798, and relations deteriorated with France and led to the "Quasi-War". Without consulting Washington, Adams nominated him for a lieutenant general commission on July 4, 1798 and the position of commander-in-chief of the armies.




  • U.S.
    Friday Jul 13, 1798

    George Washington

    Commanding General

    U.S.
    Friday Jul 13, 1798

    Washington served as the commanding general from July 13, 1798 until his death 17 months later.




  • Shubra Khit, Egypt
    Friday Jul 13, 1798

    Napoleon

    Battle of Shubra Khit

    Shubra Khit, Egypt
    Friday Jul 13, 1798

    Napoleon fought the Battle of Shubra Khit against the Mamluks, Egypt's ruling military caste.




  • Giza, Egypt
    Saturday Jul 21, 1798

    Napoleon

    Battle of the Pyramids

    Giza, Egypt
    Saturday Jul 21, 1798

    Napoleon fought on 21 July, the Battle of the Pyramids.




  • Aboukir, Egypt
    Wednesday Aug 1, 1798

    Napoleon

    Battle of the Nile

    Aboukir, Egypt
    Wednesday Aug 1, 1798

    On 1 August 1798, the British fleet under Sir Horatio Nelson captured or destroyed all but two French vessels in the Battle of the Nile, defeating Bonaparte's goal to strengthen the French position in the Mediterranean.


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