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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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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 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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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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Battle of Fort York

Background 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, war seemed almost inevitable with the United States as…

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The 5th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the Civil War

It 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 south tended to stay much more rural, with many gentlemen…

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A Tactical Analysis of the Battle of the Thames

Back 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 when his own officers advised against it. Brigadier General…

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Battle of Fallen Timbers Memorial

  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 means, by which, the United States was able to…

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Robert McDoall and Fort Mackinac

British Control of Fort Mackinac during the War of 1812, led largely by Robert McDouall, was one of the biggest successes the British had during the War of 1812. Not only did they capture the fort with ease at the…

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