Desha Mound During the War of 1812, Fort Mackinac was a key strategic strongpoint. On July 17, 1812, an expedition from Canada – largely made up of Indians and Canadians, with a small unit of redcoats and a British commander – captured the American fort that guarded the Straits. The Indians, Canadians, and British outnumbered the U.S. Army garrison, […]
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