Battle at ravine a Couleuvre deters French Invasion of Gonaives
In 1802 Haitian General Louverture fought a battle against French General de Rochambeau's troops. They were encamped at Ravine-a-Couleuvres, preparing to invade Gonaïves.
Louverture encountered Rochambeau's troops while passing through the area on his way to aid General Vernet in defending Gonaïves. This event, named the Battle of Snake Gully, was a murderous battle, preventing Rochambeau from invading and capturing Gonaïves. It also gave General Vernet enough time to torch Gonaïves and escape with his troops, preventing French occupation.