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Battles

There are many battles that have taken place throughout the great lakes.  These include those of what we consider wars, such as the War of 1812, but also labor strikes in which the military has been called out.  Here is what we are writing about lately.

  • Battle Point Site Mason DykeBattle Point Site looking west, downriver, from the bank of the grand river on the battle point site(Wikipedia) “Battle Point was the site of Fort Village and an Ottawa Indian burial ground. Research done ...
  • The 24th Michigan Infantry Unit at Gettysburg Jacob TalagaThe 24th Michigan Infantry Unit at Gettysburg Introduction (The 24th Michigan Infantry Unit) The 24th Michigan Infantry Unit was an integral part of the Union victory at Gettysburg. Along with other Iron Brigade units the 24th helped stopped an ...
  • Alexian Brothers Novitiate Jesse BoehmAlexian Brothers Novitiate On January 1st, 1975, members of the Menominee Warrior Society invaded and attacked the Alexian Brothers Novitiate, a mansion donated to the Alexian Brothers in ...
  • War of 1812, Battle of Beaver Dams Blake ChosaWar of 1812, Battle of Beaver Dams The Battle of Beaver Dams is one that tends to go unmentioned in the in the topics of battles in the War of 1812 , getting overshadowed by larger conflicts ...
  • The Iroquoian Raid of Manitoulin Island Francis CollinThe Iroquoian Raid of Manitoulin Island In efforts to control the fur trade, the Iroquois tribe used many different tactics to block trade to the English and French. The Iroquoians, in 1652, raided the largest freshwater ...
  • Haymarket Affair Cameron CaseyHaymarket Affair Haymarket Affair moment of Explosion Illustrated The Haymarket Affair was a clash between civilian and police that resulted in a bombing that took the lives of multiple officers and citizens, soldier ...
  • Old Fort Erie and The Fenian Raids Drew GriffinOld Fort Erie and The Fenian Raids Fort Erie (Wikimedia) Fort Erie is often an overlooked fort in the Canadian-Niagara area, and it is important to share how crucial Fort Erie is too Canadian History. The last invasion ...
  • Siege of Fort Ridgely (1862 Dakota uprising) Jonathan HildebrandtSiege of Fort Ridgely (1862 Dakota uprising) For clarification, I will use name Dakota when referring to the tribe instead of the commonly used name Sioux, as it roughly translates to “rattlesnake” in the Lakota language. The ...
  • The Battle of Windsor Trenton LaramoreThe Battle of WindsorThe Battle of Windsor is a story of the fall of the Hunter Patriots. It is the ending of a much larger story called the Patriot War, a year long ...
  • Impact of the Toledo War on Michigan and Ohio nbmoon The War of Toledo was a conflict over the border between Michigan and Ohio, called the Toledo Strip, in 1835. It ended with the US Congress giving the Toledo Strip ...
  • Surveying the Toledo War Aidan SteadSurveying the Toledo War During the development of Michigan, there was a controversy over the border between Ohio, which was already a state, and Michigan. Conflicting surveys, confusion in congress, and political gains caused ...
  • General George A. Custer Biography Kathryn WaineoGeneral George A. Custer Biography General George A. Custer (Wikipedia) This is a biography on General George Armstrong Custer, a union general who was known for his bravery and valor ...
  • Battle of Beaver Dams 1813 Adam TutakBattle of Beaver Dams 1813 The Battle of Beaver Dams memorial in Thorold, Canada (from wikipedia.com) The Battle of Beaver Dams was a battle in ...
  • The Battle of Lundy’s Lane Dalton AirdThe Battle of Lundy's Lane The Battle of Lundy’s Lane took place during the War of 1812 in Niagara Falls, ON Canada. The Battle of Lundy’s Lane is widely considered the bloodiest battle during the ...
  • Battle of Fort Sackville Ryan HebnerBattle of Fort SackvilleGeorge Rogers Clark’s siege of Fort Sackville was a turning point for the American Revolution. The capture of the fort showed the French that the Americans could siege the British ...