Battle of Vertières

On November 18, 1803, the Battle of Vertières (Batay Vètyè in Haitian Creole), the last major battle of the Second War of Haitian Independence and the final part of the Haitian Revolution under Jean Jacques Dessalines, was fought, leading to the establishment of the Republic of Haiti, the first black republic in the Western Hemisphere. It was fought between forces made up mainly of legally … Continue reading Battle of Vertières