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Stability Within a Booming State- Fort Snelling’s Civil War Era Influence

In 1858 the territory of Minnesota first became a part of the Union just in time for the raging civil conflicts to emerge. Upon the outbreak of war within the nation, the newly found state became the first state to…

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Fort Drummond Occupation

Fort Drummond was significant because it was the only known military and civilian site established by British forces on American soil after the War of 1812.  This fort was established with the main purpose of continuing to influence Native American…

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Fort Wayne Detroit’s Star Fort

“This fort, when in good repair and well mounted, could be held by one thousand good and true men against ten times the number of like material.”[1]. Found south of the Ambassador Bridge lies Detroit’s Historic Fort Wayne. This five-point…

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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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Prairie du Chien, WI, Fort Crawford

Fort Crawford, situated in Prairie du Chein, Wisconsin, was constructed starting in 1816.  The 340-foot-long wooden structure was built in succession with many other forts in the Fox-Wisconsin Routes after the scare from the War of 1812 [6]. Strategically placed,…

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Fort Wilkins: Opening the Lake Superior Frontier

The once remote Copper Harbor is now home to a cozy town, with an old military post. Fort Wilkins, situated on the north shore of Lake Fanny Hooe and a couple miles south of Lake Superior, has kept a watchful eye over…

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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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Fort York and Its Functions During The War of 1812

  The foundation of urban Toronto was a military lead endeavor that began when John Graves Simcoe gave the order to have a garrison built in what would become known as Fort York in 1793. In the early years of…

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Carleton Island During the War of 1812

Carleton Island’s fort was built during the American Revolution, and while it should have been given to the Americans afterwards according to Jay’s Treaty, it remained in British control until 1812. Then, at the outbreak of war, a Revolutionary War…

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Fort Malden, Gateway to the Upper Great Lakes

Photo Courtesy Parks Canada Shown above is the partially restored Fort Malden, currently the location of the Fort Malden National Historic Site Museum. On the right is the restored estate house, which was built after the Fort’s closing in the…

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