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1804 < 1805 > 1806

Citadelle Laferrière - construction started in 1805.
Haitian Flag of 1805.
  • Marcus Rainsford's book:, An Historical Account of the Black Empire of Hayti: Comprehending a View of the Principal Transactions in the Revolution of Saint-Domingo; with its Ancient and Modern State is published in London. It is one of the earliest published positive accounts of the Haitian Revolution and it's protagonists, it seems that this is a (different) version of a book by Rainsford with similar name, also published in London in 1802.
  • Work on the Citadelle Laferrière, a stone fortress south of Le Cap, begins.
  • France stops using the French Republican Calendar, the Republic of Haiti had stopped using it prior to that year


On January 5, General Ferrand, the commander of the eastern part of Hispaniola, "ordered a sudden attack upon the Haitians, among whom only those under 14 years of age were to be taken prisoners, the others being destined evidently to be massacred; the boys and the girls under 10 years were to be sold and kept on the plantations of the colony; whilst those between the ages of 12 and 14 years were to be sold and deported." (Léger p. 157)


Ilusstration from Rainsford book. Revenge by the black troops for cruelty of French soldiers.

See also


  • Rainsford, Marcus (1802). A Memoir of Transactions that took place in St. Domingo... London: R.B. Scott.
  • Léger, Jacques Nicolas. Haiti Her History And Her Detractors. (1907). The Neale Publishing Company. New York. available online - Accessed on August 16, 2007