Here is a picture of The body of the leader of the Haitian revolution, Charlemagne Péralte. His death at the age of 33, made Charlemagne Péralte a martyr for the Haitian nation.
His death was caused by a betrayal from one of his officers.
Jean-Baptiste Conzé became an informant to US Marines Sergeant Herman H. Hanneken
Charlemagne Péralte was assassinated with a shot in the heart at close range
You are looking at a Caco or a Haitian nationalist fighting against the 1915 US Occupation of Haiti.
Great Depression Ends U.S. Occupation in Haiti
When American forces began occupying Haiti in 1915, the island was in political and economic distress. America feared a German takeover of susceptible Haiti, and took control of the country's infrastructure, even writing its Constitution.
Haitians soon grew to hate the Occupation. They felt used, betrayed, and deprived of their autonomy.
Lonely when America's Great Depression occurred did they pull out in 1934 under pressure from American citizens, who disapproved of the U.S. spending too much money in Haiti.
Here is a picture of the rebel leader Charlemagne Peralte. This Statue was erected in the city of Hinche
He was born in 1886 in Hinche but with his origin to a family who had migrated from theDominican Republic
A former Haitian officer who was the military chief in the city of Léogane when the US Marines invaded Haiti in July 1915, Charlemagne Péralte refused to surrender to the US Marines.
As a consequence, he resigned from the Haitian military position and returned to his birth city, Hinche
In 1917, Charlemagne Péralte was arrested by the occupying force and sentenced to five years of forced labor. Following his release, Charlemagne started his guerrilla warfare against the US troops until his assassination
Here is a picture of the the place where the remains of the Haitian Caco leader has been buried. He was assassinated by the U.S Marines during the US Occupation
A state funeral was held for Charlemagne Peralte after the US occupation has terminated in Cap-Haïtien, where his grave can still be seen today.
Here is the Place where Charlemagne Péralte remains have been rested since the end of the US occupation in 1935. Although he couldn't receive a proper funeral during the occupation, a national funeral was accorded to him later.
The official funeral of the Haitian hero, the leader of the Caco rebel fighter, Charlemagne Péralte, was held in Cap-Haitian and attended by the President of Haiti, Sténio Vincent
Here is a picture of Jean-Baptiste Conze, the Haitian rebel fighter who betrayed Charlemagne Peralte.
By that time, Charlemagne Péralte had already declared a provisional government in the north of Haiti.
Charlemagne Péralte was betrayed by one of his Caco fighters, Jean-Baptiste Conzé. This opportunist, led US Marines Sergeant Herman H. Hanneken and Corporal William Button into the Caco rebels camp which was located at the time near Grand-Rivière Du Nord
A name that has became famous in Haiti in its own right, Jean-Baptiste Conzé "Conzé"
This is a copy of the actual letter from Charlemagne Peralte addressed to Gendarmerie in Maissade.
This letter dated August 14th, 1919 said:
Charlemagne Peralte, Supreme chief of the Haitian revolution
I take the opportunity to write you this letter because I know that I am dealing with these Haitians, sons of the counry of Petion, Dessalines
Today, the revolution counts 11 Months It is not question that you don't support it your country for the triumph of the revolution
You are Black my brothers, I love you all...