Battle of Vertières
Sat, 2019-Nov-16 01:13 UTC
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The Battle of Vertières (in Haitian Creole Batay Vètyè) was the last major battle of the Second War of Haitian Independence, and the final part of the Haitian Revolution under Jean Jacques Dessalines. It was fought on 18 November 1803 between forces made up mainly of legally liberated former enslaved people, and Napoleon's French expeditionary forces, who were openly committed to re-enslave the former enslaved people and regain control of the island.
Vertières is situated just south of Cap-Haïtien (known then as Cap-Français), in the Départment du Nord, Haiti. By the end of October 1803, the forces fighting the expeditionary troops had already taken over most of the territory of St. Domingue. The only places controlled by the French forces were Môle St. Nicolas, held by Noailles, and Cap-Français, where, with 5,000 troops, French General Rochambeau was at bay.
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