Battle of Cabeza de Las Marías

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Battle of Cabeza de Las Marías and Las Hicoteas
Part of the Dominican War of Independence
Date March 13–18, 1844
Location Cabeza de Las Marías, near Neyba, Baoruco Province - Las Hicoteas, near Azua de Compostela, Azua Province
Result Haitian victory
Belligerents
Flag of the Dominican Republic (up to 1844).svg Dominican Republic Haiti Haiti
Commanders and leaders
Flag of the Dominican Republic (up to 1844).svg Gen. Manuel de Regla Mota
Flag of the Dominican Republic (up to 1844).svg Gen. José María Cabral
Haiti Gen. Souffrand
Haiti Col. Auguste Brouard
Strength
Unknown 10,000 regulars
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown

The Battle of Cabeza de Las Marías and Las Hicoteas, were the first military engagements of Dominican War of Independence and were fought between March 13 and March 18, 1844, at Cabeza de Las Marías, near Neyba, Baoruco Province and Las Hicoteas, near Azua de Compostela, Azua Province. A force of Dominican troops, a portion of the Army of The South, led by General Manuel de Regla Mota, encountered an outnumbering force of 10,000 troops of the Haitian Army led by General Souffrand and was forced to flee to Azua de Compostela.

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