Capture, 22 Feb 1782, by French governor of Martinique, Marquis de Bouille
15.467, -61.352, Dominica
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- 15.467, -61.352, Dominica
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- West Indies Score Card
During the American War for Independence (1776-1783). " DOMINICA, captured by French 7 Sep 1778.."
- The Real Story of the American Revolution.
"1778 Sep 7: The French capture Dominica (West Indies). "
- "Dominica", WorldStatesmen.org.:
"7 Sep 1778 - Jan 1784 French rule. "
- Timeline Illustrating French World-Wide Involvement in the American War for Independence.
"7 Sep 1778, Fr. capture Dominica (WI).""
- Dominica, Answers.com.
- "American Revolutionary War/Article from the 1911 Encyclopedia Part 2":
"On the 7th of September the French governor of Martinique, the marquis de Bouille, had surprised the British island of Dominica."
- Boatner, p.481, 1184.
- Piers Mackesy, War for America, Published 1993,
U of Nebraska Press, p.230, 508.
- Timothy Neeno, "War Comes to the Islands: The American Revolutionary War in the Caribbean
"In September of 1778 the French governor of Martinique struck north at the rugged island of Dominica the southernmost of the Leeward Islands, capturing it easily. Dominica was not rich, being for the most part too mountainous for sugar plantations, but it was strategically located in the middle of the Leeward-Windward island chain and linked the French in Martinique and St. Lucia with their compatriots in Guadeloupe, the next island to the north of Dominica. Note that being in the middle of hurricane season the British West Indian squadron was not there."
listing 9/8/1778 Dominica. French victory.
Submitted by: John Robertson
Confidence level: 5