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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 of Fort Sackville Ryan HebnerGeorge 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 ...
  • The Battle of Stoney Creek George PattersonThe War of 1812 may be considered as a win or a loss for the United States.  The goal of the war was to capture the British capital of York ...
  • The Battle of Stillman’s Run Monument Andrew FischerThe monument and graves of the Battle of Stillman’s Run sits at the surrender site of the Battle of Sitillman’s Run in current Stillman Valley Illinois. This monument was constructed ...
  • Battle of Sugar Point Historical Marker Ryan Knoll“The Indians were prompted to their outbreak by the wrongs committed against them and chafed under unfair treatment. They now will go back to their homes and live peaceably if ...
  • Fort Detroit and the Surrender of Detroit Anthony Peszektwosoldiers_detailFort Detroit would prove to be an important location for a series of attacks against the British during the War of 1812. The fort however would be put under the ...
  • Fort Meigs and the War of 1812 Nicholas Kostick“Our ranks scattered, our brave Colonel slain, and most of the other officers mortally wounded, seems sufficient to have unnerved the bravest hero, but even then many heroic deeds of ...
  • The Dakota War of 1862 Sam DoyleThe Rise and Fall of Little Crow: The Dakota people led by Chief Taoyateduta (Little Crow) launched the U.S Dakota war of 1862 in Minnesota resulting in one of the deadliest ...
  • The Battle of Fort George Hans PietilaOn May 27, 1813, American forces led by Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, Colonel Winfield Scott and Major General Henry Dearborn, launched an amphibious assault on Fort George, commanded by British ...
  • Sioux Execution/Dakota War of 1862 Greta FisherBattleofNewUlm Group of native warriors during the Dakota Wars, 1862. Video Spotlight: U.S. Dakota War of 1862. Indian Country Today, Indian Country Today Media Network. 2017. Link. Any relationship built off deception, lies ...
  • Siege of Prairie du Chien, (1814) Chance MillerThe importance of the siege of Prairie du Chien does not come from the battle itself but rather in what it meant to both the British and Americans. The battle ...
  • The Battle of Queenston Heights: An American Folly Ryan BeeringWell-planned British tactical maneuvers executed by experienced leadership and Native American assistance would overcome a numerical disadvantage on the battlefield while leading the British to victory during the Battle of ...
  • Battle of Fort York Sean SmithBackground In 1793, John Graves Simcoe, the lieutenant-governor of the British providence of Upper Canada, ordered the construction of a fort along the western edge of Lake Ontario. At the time, ...
  • 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 ...