Warfare in November

Abomey   1892   2nd Franco-Dahomean War


While advancing north into Dahomey (modern Benin) against King Behanzin, French Colonel Alfred Dodds fought off an attack at  Dogba, then secured the holy city of Kana (6 November) before marching on Abomey. With nearby forts bombarded, the King burned and abandoned his capital. Dodds entered the city to enforce another truce until surrender at Acheribe (17 November 1892).

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