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Dajabón in Municipality of Dajabón, Dominican Republic
 

The Battle of Beller

 
 
The Battle of Beller Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 6, 2018
1. The Battle of Beller Marker
Inscription.  
Homenaje
a los
Heroes
de la
Batalla
de
Beller
27 octubre de 1845.

English translation:
Tribute to the Heroes of the Battle of Beller
October 27, 1845.

 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWars, Non-US.
 
Location. 19° 32.949′ N, 71° 42.357′ W. Marker is in Dajabón, in Municipality of Dajabón. Memorial is on Calle Beller just west of Calle Victor Manuel Abreu, on the left when traveling west. The marker and monument are at the center of a city park, just east of a kiosk. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dajabón 63000, Dominican Republic. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Juan Pablo Duarte y Diez (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Haitian Massacre of 1937 (approx. 0.3 kilometers away).
 
Regarding The Battle of Beller.
The Battle of Beller was one of many battles of the Dominican War of Independence from Haiti. It took place on October 27, 1845, in the area of the flatlands
The Battle of Beller Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 6, 2018
2. The Battle of Beller Marker
The coat of arms of the Dominican Republic is found on the sides of the monument. The reverse is blank.
known as Beller on the outskirts of the town of Dajabón, where the Haitians had built a fort called "The Invincible." The fort was taken by Dominican troops commanded by Francisco Antonio Salcedo.
 
The Battle of Beller Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 6, 2018
3. The Battle of Beller Marker
A cannon is found in front of the monument.
The Battle of Beller Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 6, 2018
4. The Battle of Beller Marker
The monument can be seen here to the left in this city park.
A 'liberty cap' topping The Battle of Beller Monument image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 6, 2018
5. A 'liberty cap' topping The Battle of Beller Monument
A 'liberty cap', also known as a 'Phrygian cap', is a traditional symbol of freedom and the pursuit of liberty.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 9, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 9, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 9, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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