Battle of Mount Tabor

Arc de Triomphe: MONT THABOR

April 16, 1799

While General Bonaparte was conducting the Siege of Acre, General Kléber moved his division towards Mount Tabor to head off a relief force of Ottoman Turks coming to the siege. Badly outnumbered, Kléber prepared to attack but then was discovered and lost the element of surprise. Regardless, he and his men desperately held their ground against a Turkish onslaught. A stalemate ensued that was then broken up by the arrival of reinforcements led by General Bonaparte, and the Turkish relief force was dispersed and pushed back. This victory enabled the Siege of Acre to continue on without interference from other troops by land.


Updated May 2019

© Nathan D. Jensen