This was in today's "Orlando Sentinel"
U.S. Revolutionary War's Haitians may be honored
Savannah, Ga. -- After 226 years, Haitian soldiers who made up the largest
military unit in the Revolutionary War's bloody siege of Savannah may
finally get a monument in their honor. A proposed $500,000 bronze monument
is expected to be approved by city planners today. Underscoring the
project's importance to Haitians, Interim Prime Minister Gerard Latortue
scheduled a Savannah visit to meet with potential donors Saturday. In
October 1779, a force of more than 500 Haitian free blacks joined American
colonists and French troops in an unsuccessful push to drive the British
from Savannah in coastal Georgia, the last of the original 13 colonies.