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Brandicourt a.k.a. General de Brandicourt, was the French general put in charge of the troops at Le Cap after de Nully and de Lafeuille had deserted to join Toussaint. Toussaint rode into his camp and won a bloodless surrender. (Parkinson, p. 73)

Dissuaded from launching a probably losing battle and enticed to talk with Toussaint instead, Brandicourt was seized and persuaded to encourage his troops to surrender peacefully. As promised, Brandicourt was not physically harmed, but he complied with Toussaint's demand only with deep regret. He was sent away to Puerto Rico, where he is said to have died of abject dismay. (Beard, p. 5)


  • Parkinson, Wenda (1978). This Gilded African. London: Quartet Books. ISBN 0-7043-2187-4
  • Beard, J. R. (John Relly) (1863). Toussaint L'Ouverture: A Biography and Autobiography. Chapel Hill, NC: Academic Affairs Library, UNC-CH. Online Publication