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Chasseurs Volontaires

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The "Chasseurs Volontaires" from Saint Domingue (present day Haiti) joined Vice-Admiral Charles-Henri Le Comte d’Estaing and more than 3,000 French troops along with others from Grenada, Martinique and Guadeloupe to fight alongside colonial troops against the British in the Siege of Savannah on Oct. 9, 1779.

 

The importance of the Chasseurs' involvements in the 1779 Battle of Savannah is not mentioned in the history books and continues to be ignored. Hopefully this monument will help raise awareness about Haitian contributions to the US.

 

I would like to give thanks to the Haitian American Society and all their supporters for making this happen.

 

For more info, visit the following sites and do a search on the internet.

www.haitianhistory.org/index.html

www.haitianalysis.com/2007/10/23/striking-while-the-irony...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Savannah#External_links

www.browardtimes.com/index.php?option=com_content&tas...

www.savannahnow.com/node/372031

 

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Taken on November 24, 2007