Haiti: Péralte

The caco in the foreground killed an American Marine.

Nov. I, 1919.—Killed Charlemagne Péralte, Commander-in-Chief of the Bandits. Brought Charlemagne’s body to Grande Rivière, arriving 9 A.M. Went to Cap Haitien with the body. Received orders to proceeded to Fort Capois next morning. Went to Grand Riviere via handcar, arriving 9 P.M. Wrote report re death of Charlemagne.

Captain Herman H. Hanneken quoted in Harry A. Frank, “The Death of Charlemagne,” Roaming through the West Indies (1920).

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  1. Posted June 10, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    An account of the killing of Charlemagne Péralte by US Marines: http://t.co/oLoCU64l #haiti

  2. Posted June 10, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

    HT @public_archive: An account of the killing of Charlemagne Péralte by US Marines: http://t.co/1sDPYx6d #haiti (#Curacao)

  3. Posted July 6, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    FreeHaitiMovementEmmanuel Drèd Wilmè posts:We reMEMBER #Haiti bandit Charlemagne Péralte,assassinated in 1st occupation http://t.co/TO8Y9BYU

  4. Posted July 6, 2012 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

    Charlemagne Péralte call Commander-in-Chief of #Haiti Bandits by US Marines first occupation http://t.co/TO8Y9BYU Photo of shackled Péralte

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