The Battle of El Número (Spanish: Batalla del Número) was a battle during the years after the Dominican War of Independence and was fought on 17 April 1849, nearby Azua de Compostela, Azua Province. A force of 300 Dominican troops, a portion of the Army of the South, led by General Francisco Domínguez and General Antonio Duvergé defeated an outnumbering force of 10,000 troops of the Haitian Army led by General Jean Francois Jeannot.

Battle of El Número
Part of the Dominican War of Independence

Map of Hispaniola (1859)
Date17 April 1849
Result Dominican victory
Dominican Republic Haiti Haiti
Commanders and leaders
Gen. Francisco Domínguez
Gen. Antonio Duvergé
Haiti Faustin Soulouque
Haiti Gen. Jean Francois Jeannot
300 riflemen 10,000 regulars[1]




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