Battle of Abomey

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Coordinates: 7°11′09″N 1°59′57″E / 7.185737°N 1.999083°E / 7.185737; 1.999083

The Battle of Abomey (1892) was the climactic struggle in the Dahomey War between France and the Kingdom of Dahomey. French forces, commanded by Alfred-Amédée Dodds, were victorious over the Dahomey army.[1] The triumph was pivotal to linking French possessions in upper Senegal with those in the upper Niger.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jacques, Tony (2007). Dictionary of Battles and Sieges: A-E. Westport: Greenwood Press. p. 3.