Battle of Las Carreras

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Battle of Las Carreras
Part of the Dominican War of Independence
Date April 21, 1849
Location Nearby Baní, Peravia Province
Result Decisive Dominican 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. Pedro Santana
Flag of the Dominican Republic (up to 1844).svg Gen. Antonio Duvergé
Haiti Faustin Soulouque
Strength
800 militiamen[1] 10,000 regulars
7 artillery pieces

The Battle of Las Carreras, was a major battle during the years after the Dominican War of Independence and was fought on April 21, 1849, nearby Baní, Peravia Province. A force of 800 Dominican troops, a portion of the Army of the South, led by General Pedro Santana, defeated an outnumbering force of 10,000 troops of the Haitian Army led by Faustin Soulouque.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scheina (2003). Latin America’s Wars. Potomac Books. ISBN 9781597974776. 
  2. ^ Authors, Multiple (2013). Imperial Wars 1815–1914. Amber Books Ltd. ISBN 9781782741251. 

Coordinates: 18°17′24″N 70°19′48″W / 18.29000°N 70.33000°W / 18.29000; -70.33000