Haiti


History

  • Haiti, a french possession, sprang up with slave-revolts. A French Force numbering upwards of 65,000 landing in February 1802. By September some 28,000 french were dead; another 4400 hospitalized (due to disease). Two months later the French commander died. The effort collapsed in November 1803, having lost 50,000 of its 65,000 troops. Napoleon, his hopes for a Caribbean empire in ruins, sold the US all of France's North American territories: the Louisiana Purchase- p366.-1493 by Mann.


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