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1801 < 1802 > 1803

1802 is a crucial year of the Haitian Revolution, in which Napoléon Bonaparte's troops arrive from France to attempt to reinstate slavery and Toussaint Louverture the military and political leader and revolutionary is captured by the deceitful French and French troops re-establish slavery in Guadeloupe.


The Battle of Ravine-à-Couleuvres,
February 23, 1802.


Plan of the Battle of Crête-à-Pierrot,
March 1802.
  • The Battle of Crête-à-Pierrot, in the Artibonite valley, takes place over twenty days from March 4 to March 24. The Haitian fighters, although ultimately loosing the battle, caused huge losses among the French troops and ultimately proved their military abilities.




Toussaint Louverture,
French engraving from 1802


  • On July 12 Toussaint Louverture writes a letter letter to Napoléon from onboard the French ship Le Heros, pleading for his wife and family.


  • On August 2 Napoléon Bonaparte is proclaimed Consul for Life.
  • On August 12 Placide Louverture writes a letter to his parents, which was later found under Toussaint's pillow, he would never see his father again.
  • On August 13 Toussaint Louverture was taken from aboard the Le Heros, anchored in the French coastal city of Brest, at 5:00 am. He never saw his family again.
  • On August 23 Toussaint Louverture and his servant Mars Plaisir arrive at Fort de Joux.





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