The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on WND Faith
In 1794, British Admiral Horatio Nelson lost his right eye capturing Corsica and his right arm attacking the Canary Islands in 1797. He captured six and destroyed seven of Napoleon’s ships at the Battle of the Nile, trapping Napoleon in Muslim Egypt. Admiral Nelson assaulted Copenhagen.
Horatio Nelson is best remembered for winning one of the greatest naval battles in history, the Battle of Trafalgar, Oct. 21, 1805. The daring 47-year-old Nelson defeated 36-year-old Napoleon’s combined French and Spanish fleets, consisting of 33 ships with 2,640 guns off the coast of Spain.
Napoleon’s military campaign was financed by the sale of 600 million acres to the United States for $15 million two years earlier. Ninety thousand French troops were waiting on the coast of France to be picked up by Napoleon’s ships. They were planning to cross the English Channel and invade Britain. Admiral Nelson’spost was originally published on this site