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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.

  • Military Involvement in the 12th Street Riot Larry StambeckIn 1967 one of the nation’s biggest and most destructive riots broke out on what is now known as Rosa Parks Boulevard in Detroit, Michigan, lasting for nearly five days. ...
  • Pontiac’s War and the Siege of Detroit Travis Melka Pontiac’s Siege of Detroit was the flashpoint that began what is now commonly referred to as “Pontiac’s Rebellion”.  Discontented with the actions of the British in the region, the Native ...
  • Toledo War- Summer of 1835 Joseph YaroshThe Toledo War was a conflict that took place in 1835 between the State of Ohio and the Territory of Michigan. Both sides laid claim to a strip of land ...
  • The 5th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment durin… Ethan KnakeMI5-1k-451-029It was the spring of 1861. Tensions were high within the young United States of America. As the northern part of the United States started to become more industrialized, the ...
  • A Tactical Analysis of the Battle of the Thames Vincent PadgetBack Ground In the early  parts of the War of 1812, the United States lost Detroit to Tecumseh and Major General Isaac Brock. Tecumseh convinced Brock to attack Detroit, and he listened even ...
  • Sioux Execution 1862 Logan MaurerIn December of 1862, The US Dakota war ended with an entire people exiled from their homeland, and hundreds dead including many casualties of America’s largest ever mass execution. Although, ...
  • Chief Black Hawk at the Battle of Wisconsin Height… Scott Janny    Throughout the whole Black Hawk war, chief Black Hawk and his men were mistreated and oppressed, the same way many other natives and their tribes had been when the state ...
  • Battle of Fallen Timbers Memorial Collin Lys  The Battle of Fallen Timbers Memorial was constructed to honor the American and Native soldier that died in the aforementioned battle. This battle had great significance, for it was the ...
  • 7th Michigan at the Battle of Gettysburg Jeff Richards7MIA few months after the Civil War broke out, the 7th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment was formed and mustered into service in Monroe, MI on August 22, 1861. At the ...
  • The Battle of Tippecanoe Liz AdamsOn November 6, 1811, warriors from Prophetstown, the headquarters for an Indian confederacy, led by Tenskwatawa, known as the Prophet, attacked US troops commanded by General Harrison near the Tippecanoe ...
  • The Toledo War – Summer of 1835 James AllberyIn 1835, Michigan and Ohio were at “war” with each other over a disputed part of land, called the Toledo Strip. Toledo was a very important trade hub, due to ...
  • Action at Nottawasaga River Yiliang LiThe action at Nottawasaga happened in 1814, which was part of the battle late in the War of 1812. The purpose of this action was wrecking the supply base of ...
  • The Battle of Phillip’s Corner (1835) Micah BallThe Battle of Phillips Corners is proof of civil disunion that predates the Civil War. Where altercations of which have permanently changed the border lines of America’s maps as well ...
  • The Stonewall Regiment 17th MI Volunteers Alexander AbbottThe Civil War, a bloody conflict that engulfed the entire nation, fought by ordinary men who accomplished the extraordinary. Forever immortalized in monuments, these men came from the same towns ...
  • Detroit Riots of 1967 Jake HerzogIn the summer of 1967, the Detroit riots destroyed the city, which lead to hundreds of buildings being destroyed, even more people  arrested, and dozens killed and injured.  The National Guard ...