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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.

  • The 24th Michigan Infantry Unit at Gettysburg jetalagaThe 24th Michigan Infantry Unit at Gettysburg Introduction (The 24th Michigan Infantry Unit) The 24th Michigan Infantry Unit was an integral part of the Union victory at Gettysburg. Along with other Iron Brigade units the 24th helped stopped an ...
  • Alexian Brothers Novitiate jjboehmAlexian Brothers Novitiate On January 1st, 1975, members of the Menominee Warrior Society invaded and attacked the Alexian Brothers Novitiate, a mansion donated to the Alexian Brothers in ...
  • War of 1812, Battle of Beaver Dams bachosa The Battle of Beaver Dams is one that tends to go unmentioned in the in the topics of battles in the War of 1812 , getting overshadowed by larger conflicts ...
  • The Iroquoian Raid of Manitoulin Island Francis CollinThe Iroquoian Raid of Manitoulin Island Introduction In efforts to control the fur trade, the Iroquois tribe used many different tactics to block trade to the English and French. The Iroquoians, in 1652, raided the largest freshwater ...
  • Old Fort Erie – The Fenian Raids dagriffiOld Fort Erie - The Fenian Raids Fort Erie Fort Erie is often an overlooked fort in the Canadian-Niagara area, and it is important to share how crucial Fort Erie is too Canadian History. The last invasion of ...
  • Siege of Fort Ridgely (1862 Dakota uprising) jphildebSiege of Fort Ridgely (1862 Dakota uprising) Painting of Fort Ridgely as it would have looked in 1862 (legendsofamerica) Prologue For clarification, I will use name Dakota when referring to the tribe instead of the commonly used name Sioux, ...
  • The Battle of Windsor tllaramoThe Battle of WindsorThe Battle of Windsor is a story of the fall of the Hunter Patriots. It is the ending of a much larger story called the Patriot War, a year long ...
  • Surveying the Toledo War amsteadSurveying the Toledo War During the development of Michigan, there was a controversy over the border between Ohio, which was already a state, and Michigan. Conflicting surveys, confusion in congress, and political gains caused ...
  • General George H. Custer Biography kmwaineo This is a biography on General George Armstrong Custer, a union general who was known for his bravery and valor in battle but who ...
  • Battle of Beaver Dams 1813 ajtutakBattle of Beaver Dams 1813 The Battle of Beaver Dams memorial in Thorold, Canada (from wikipedia.com) The Battle of Beaver Dams was a battle in ...
  • The Battle of Lundy’s Lane (aird) airdThe Battle of Lundy's Lane (aird) Introduction. The Battle of Lundy’s Lane took place during the War of 1812 in Niagara Falls, ON Canada. The Battle of Lundy’s Lane is widely considered the bloodiest battle during the ...
  • Battle of Fort Sackville Ryan HebnerBattle of Fort SackvilleGeorge 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 ...