La Bataille De Vertieres

November 18, 2017 all-day

jean-jacques-dessalinesOn November 18, 1803, under the leadership of General Jean-Jacques Dessalines, La Bateille De Vertieres began in the north-western part of the country near one of its major cities Cap-Haitien (old name Cap-Francais).  The French General, Rochembeau, signed a decree giving Cap-Francais to the great General Dessalines on November 19, 1802.  The result of the fight is the end of slavery in Haiti.  Independence was officially made on January 2, 1804.

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