Michigan Territory in the War of 1812

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William Hull (1753-1825), 1st Governor of Michigan Territory 1805-1813 and a U.S. General in 1812


Fort Mackinac was in American hands at the beginning of the War of 1812. However, the British captured it June 17, 1812 and kept it throughout the war.  For more information, see the Wikipedia article, Fort Mackinac.

Detroit was surrendered to the British on August 16, 1812.

Federal Records

Service Records

Sebring, Lorna d and Alice Turner Miller, Gratiot County veterans, War of 1812 (Ithica, Michigan 1997) pages 21 FHL Book 977.449 M2

Pension Records

State Records

Fleet, James Alvin, .Old and new Mackinac : with copious extracts from Marquette, Hennepin, La Hontan, Alexander Henry, and others 1 microfilm   FHL Film 1688867 on line. Digital Version archive.org

Miller, Alice Turner Soldiers of the War of 1812, who died in Michigan (Ithaca, Michigan, 1962) pages 335 FHL Book 977.4 M23

Rolls of Honor

Biographical Sketches

Soldiers Homes

Cemetery Records

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Internet Sites