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Battle of Fort Sackville

George 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 and capture a fort with militia men vs the British…

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The Battle of Stoney Creek

The 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 (modern day Toronto). During this era of war, it was…

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The Battle of Stillman’s Run Monument

The 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 in memory of the soldiers that lost their lives in…

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Battle of Sugar Point Historical Marker

“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 the whites will treat them fairly, which is very likely,…

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Fort Detroit and the Surrender of Detroit

Fort 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 command of a General who would end up surrendering the…

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Fort Meigs and the War of 1812

“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 personal valor were enacted and I still occasionally heard the…

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The Dakota War of 1862

The 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 Indian vs settler disputes to this day. On Monday…

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The Battle of Fort George

On 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 Brigadier-General John Vincent. Launched from Fort Niagara on the opposite…

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Sioux Execution/Dakota War of 1862

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 and prejudice is not one built to last…

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Siege of Prairie du Chien, (1814)

The 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 was a means  to mantain gain control in the Northwest…

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