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Siege of Fort Detroit - Wikipedia


For the action in the War of 1812, see the Siege of Detroit. The Siege of Fort Detroit was an ... Engraving by "WLJ" in Cassell's History of the World. On May 7  ...

Fort Detroit - Ohio History Central


French explorer and soldier Antoine Laumet de la Mothe Cadillac originally built Fort Detroit in 1701, naming it Fort Pontchartrain. The French hoped to use the ...

French Detroit (1700-1760) | Detroit Historical Society


Antoine de La Mothe Cadillac establishes a settlement at Detroit. He leads 100 French soldiers and 100 Algonquins to "le détroit" (the strait). They build Fort ...

Detroit Places | Fort Detroit - History Detroit


Detroit Places: Fort Detroit - British Rule - 1760-1796. Though Fort Ponchartrain du Detroit officially became a British holding with the Articles of Capitulation ...

Detroit surrenders without a fight - Aug 16, 1812 - HISTORY.com


During the War of 1812, American General William Hull surrenders Fort Detroit and his army to the British without a fight. Hull, a 59-year-old veteran of the ...

Fort Wayne History - Historic Fort Wayne Coalition


In 1840, at the point on the Detroit River closest to British Canada, the United States Army began surveying local farms for the placement of new artillery post.

Fort Pontchartrain - Michigan Historical Markers


The term le detroit (the strait) was applied to the fort and surrounding area; after 1751 the post was known as Fort Detroit. In 1760, as a result of the French and ...

Fort Shelby/Fort Detroit | Military History of the Upper Great Lakes


Oct 11, 2015 ... Events, Sites, People, and Objects in U.S. Military History ... Fort Shelby, also known as Fort Detroit, was an important installment during the ...

Fort Detroit - FortWiki Historic U.S. and Canadian Forts


Nov 26, 2015 ... Fort Detroit (1701-1826) - Established 23 Jul 1701 as Fort ... Early History ... Fort Detroit became the last major French fort to fall as the British ...

The Surrender of Fort Detroit, 1812 - 19th Century History - About.com


The surrender of Fort Detroit on August 16, 1812, was a military disaster for the United States early in the War of 1812 as it derailed a plan to invade and seize ...

Fort Detroit - Wikipedia
Fort Pontchartrain du D├ętroit or Fort Detroit was a fort established by the French officer Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac in 1701. The site of the former fort is now ... More »
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BRIEF HISTORY OF DETROIT Historical timeline of early Detroit 1701-Fort Pontchartrain is established 1760-French secede Fort Detroit to British 1796-Fort  ...

The Founding of Detroit | History Today


The Siege of the Fort at Detroit, depiction of the 1763 Siege of Fort Detroit by Frederic Remington.The motor capital of North America was founded by a man ...

Detroit Places | Fort Ponchartrain - History Detroit


Learn about Detroit's Fort Ponchartrain. ... Fort Ponchartrain du Detroit - French Rule - 1701-1760 ... Fort Ponchartrain 1701 (estimation by Clarence Burton) ...