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January 8-10, 1811
1811 German Coast Uprising



Louisiana - Qumana and Harry, with Charles Deslondes, led the largest slave revolt, in United States history. It began on the eastern bank of the Mississippi River, in Louisiana.

On Tuesday evening, January 8th, 1811, the slave uprising moved downriver to New Orleans. They marched on River Road. The plan was to raid New Orleans, and end slavery.

500 people joined the march to New Orleans. But, before their goal was reached, the local militia stopped them.

Half the total deaths (about 40) were from the militia. Another 55 were executed. About 100 escaped. The rest were returned to bondage (slavery).

Charles Deslondes, a 'free' man, was executed by the militia. He was burned alive.

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