|Battle of Crête-à-Pierrot|
|Part of the Haitian Revolution|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Charles Leclerc||Jean-Jacques Dessalines|
The Battle of Crête-à-Pierrot was a major battle of the Haitian Revolution.
The battle took place at the fort of Crête-à-Pierrot (in Haitian Creole Lakrèt-a-Pyewo), east of Saint-Marc in the Artibonite River valley. General Charles Leclerc's French colonial army besieged the heavily barricaded fort, which was defended by Haitian forces under Jean-Jacques Dessalines. The fort was significant as it controlled access into the Cahos Mountains. The defenders, running short of food and munitions, eventually abandoned the fort but were able to force their way through the French lines and into the Cahos Mountains. The French, although gaining control of the fort, had suffered heavy losses, including the death of General Charles Dugua.
This was the deciding battle that forced the French to withdraw from the war. The fort was never captured.
- The Louverture Project The Battle of Crête-à-Pierrot
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