First Barbary War... 1801 - 1805 | Casualties and Losses... United States, Sweden (1800–1802) - United States: 35 killed, 64 wounded, Greek/Arab mercenaries: killed and wounded unknown. Casualties and Losses... Tripolitania Eyalet, Morocco (1802) - estimated 800 dead, 1,200 wounded at Derne plus ships and crew lost in naval defeats
The First Barbary War (1801–1805), also known as the Tripolitan War or the Barbary Coast War, was the first of two wars fought between the United States and the Northwest African Berber Muslim states known collectively as the Barbary States. These were Tripoli and Algiers, which were quasi-independent entities nominally belonging to the Ottoman Empire, and the independent Sultanate of Morocco.
First Barbary War (1801–1805) - "In March 1785, ...Tripoli's envoy, Ambassador Sidi Haji Abdrahaman (or Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja)" who said, 'It was written in their Koran, that all nations which had not acknowledged the Prophet were sinners, whom it was the right and duty of the faithful to plunder and enslave; and that every mussulman who was slain in this warfare was sure to go to paradise.'"
June 10 1801 The First Barbary War (1801-1805) The North African state of Tripoli declared war on the United States in a dispute over safe passage of merchant vessels through the Mediterranean. || The 4 Barbary States were: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Tripoli.