Notes on Andre Rigaud
- Korngold: He was the son of a French nobleman and a Haitian.
- He went back to France with Sonthonax.
- Waxman: Rigaud engineered the capture of Laveaux.
- Toussaint marched on Le Cap. Leveaux was freed.
- B. 1761 in Okay (Leyburn) Grew up in Bordeaux.
"fiery, intellectual, brilliant, lacking in self-control and political subtlety."
1783 he fought in America on side of colonists
At the time of emancipation he was the dictator of the south and had about 5000 infantry and 1200 calvary.
- After pacification of Toussaint and blacks by Leclerc with Rigaud's help, he was arrested and deported to France.
- He came to the scene pledging no peace until one class exterminated the other (Holly, p. 124)
- Stoddard: p. 199. He fought for Sonthonax in 1793 in the South, but was defeated.
- P. 144 Heinl: Rigaud returned on Dec. 2, 1810. Declared the State of the South.
- Waxman: Rigaud was in Fort de Joux the same time that Toussaint was there. Toussaint didn't know of Rigaud's presence.