Benedict Batraville Opposes U.S. Marine Invasion

Benedict Batraville Opposes U.S. Marine Invasion

Benoit Batraville was a Haitian army commander who was thought a puppet military leader the U.S. Marines could control. Because of his intellect and former ties to murdered insurgent leader Charlemagne Peralte, Congress appointed him commander thinking he would help them extend their territory during the U.S. Occupation.

But Batraville was secretly an insurgent leader and foiled the Marines attempt to occupy more of Haiti. They finally located Batraville on the Central Plateau and assassinated him in 1920.

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