Sunday Mar 3, 1799
Siege of Jaffa
Jaffa, Sidon Eyalet, Ottoman Empire (Present Day Jaffa, Israel)
The attack on Jaffa was particularly brutal. Bonaparte discovered that many of the defenders were former prisoners of war, ostensibly on parole, so he ordered the garrison and 1,400 prisoners to be executed by bayonet or drowning to save bullets.