This portrait of Major Charles Gratiot, by Thomas Sully, is in the West Point Museum Art Collection at the U.S. Military Academy. Fort Gratiot, an American stockade that stood in present-day Fort Gratiot Township of St. Clair County, was named in his honor. The site of the former fort is now Pine Grove Park in Port Huron. Gratiot drew up several elaborate plans for renovations of Fort Holmes, but before construction could begin, the relationship between the U.S. and British had improved. Gratiot drew details of Fort Mackinac, Fort Holmes, and at least three proposed plans for future forts. 15p2.jpg

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