How well was the plan for the revolt executed in Dalmas’ History of the Revolution of Saint-Domingue?
Firstly, the efforts to keep the plan a secret was executed well. The whites were caught off guard by the revolt, and many fled for their lives. The murder of M. Mossut did not go as planned, as he was able to avoid death and send people to other plantations to warn them. The rebel leader was able to break the lock at the Galliffet plantation and fires began to spread. These fires were crucial to the success, as it delayed white resistance at Petite Anse and Acul. Chaos ensued as Boukman wreaked havoc on the whites. The slaves then attacked Petite Anse. They fought valiantly and fearlessly as the flames engulfed plantations.