Napoleon had many military accomplishments; some of which were bad, and some were good! After his father (Charles Bonaparte) died, he started his military career being an artillary officer. Napoleon assisted in the recapture of the city of Toulon, and being successful, it attracted attention to him making him one of the youngest generals in the army. He was called on to save the Nationial Convetion from attacking French citizens in 1795. With his outstanding memory, he was able to know exactly where everything was, from foot soldiers, to cannons. With his advantage, he ordered cannons "to fire grapeshot point-blank"(3) into the crowd (Meaning, he used a small group of balls that would scatter unto multiple areas). As a reward in his success, he was given the opportunity to command a French army in Italy. In the year 1799, Napoleon Bonaparte became First Consul of France. Then in 1804, he crowned himself Emperor of France. One of his main campaigns were the Italian and Egyptian campaigns. Some of his victories in Italy, were at Lodi, Castigliogne, and Arcole. Exhilarated by his success, he asked the government for permission to capture Egypt. The French government knew what he was capable of, so he agreed. Napoleon demolished the Egyptian army with ease, but the British army was not that easy to defeat. British admiral, Horatio Nelson, obliterated Napoleon's army at the Battle of the Nile. Napoleon had to abondon his army and flee back to France. Even though his Egyptian expedition was not a big success, he was still extremely popular.