Dahomey War Against France 1892

(Dahomey War)

[ 1892 ]

Dodds, Alfred-Amédée [b. Feb. 6, 1842, Saint-Louis, Senegal; d. July 18, 1922, Paris, Fr.] 

French military figure who played a leading role in French colonial expansion in West Africa in the late 19th century...

In 1892-93, he led the campaign against the native forces of King Behanzin of Dahomey. His victory at Abomey (1892) was vital to the eventual linkage of French possessions in upper Senegal and the upper Niger region.

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After the accession of Behanzin (1889-94) hostilities were precipitated. In 1892 a French expedition under Colonel Alfred-Amédée Dodds defeated the Dahomeyans and established a protectorate. Behanzin was deported to the West Indies.

His former kingdom was absorbed into the French colony of Dahomey, with its capital at Porto Novo.

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Total Casualties 3000 Killed and Wounded
Casualties Killed / Wounded
Military Casualties Killed 3000 /Wounded
Civilian Casualties Killed / Wounded
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Belligerents Initiation Date Termination Date
Dahomey and France 1892 1892 View

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