Friday, 16 September 2011

Chasseurs-Volontaires de Saint-Domingue

At Savannah 1779, from wikipedia
consisting of over 500 gens de couleurfree men of color from Saint-Domingue—fought on the French side. Henri Christophe, who later became king of independent Haiti, is thought to have been among these troops. Many other less notable Haitians served in this unit and formed the officer class of the rebel armies in the Haitian Revolution, especially in the North Province around today's Cap Haitien where the unit was recruited

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