Dugua was in charge of Napoleon's fifth division in the Egypt Campaign, replacing the wounded General Kléber. He was sent by Napoleon to El Rahmaniya (Rahmanié) with Joachim Murat, stopping at Rosetta on the way. On July 6 July 1798, Napoleon in a letter stated that Dugua was present in Rosetta. He was responsible for the execution and decapitation of over 3000 Egyptians.
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