Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Abercrombie, Sir Ralph
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ABERCROMBIE, SIR RALPH, a British general, born in 1738. He was commander-in-chief in the West Indies, in 1795; in the attempt against Holland, in 1799, and in the expedition to Egypt. Mortally wounded in the beginning of the battle of Alexandria (March 21, 1801), the general kept the field during the day, and died some days after his victory.