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The 14-year-old drummer boy, Henri Christophe in Savannah battle

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The 14-year-old drummer boy, Henri Christophe in Savannah battle

Here is a picture of the Statute to Honor Haitian Soldiers in the battle of Savanah, Georgia. The statute includes the 14-year-old drummer boy, Henri Christophe.

Even before his days of fame began in the Haitian Revolution, Haiti's one-time king, Henri Christophe, was featured in another battle, this time at the age of only 14, the Savannah battle. Part of the American Revolution, the battle was fought by American soldiers along with some 750 free Haitian men whose contribution had been ignored for a long time after. In 2002, officials in North Miami took steps to commemorate the Haitian soldiers with a monument of the former Haitian king. Behind him were placed figures of the other soldiers present in the battle.

Tags: History, savannah, georgia, Henri Christophe

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