January 18, 1798

Napoleon Bonaparte Authorizes a Soldier to Join the Egyptian Campaign in Syria

Document Signed
1 page
SMC 1040
Readying to launch his campaigns in Egypt and Syria to protect French commercial interests - and undermine those of Britain - Napoleon Bonaparte arranges for “Citizen James” to join the Army of the East in Syria.
Document Signed (“Bonaparte”), as General-in-Chief, in French, partially-printed and accomplished in manuscript, 1 page, oblong quarto, Headquarters, January 18, 1798.
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