Battle of Mackinac Island (1814)

Battle Of Mackinac Island (1814)

Coordinates: 45°51′11″N 84°37′03″W / 45.853056°N 84.6175°W / 45.853056; -84.6175

Battle of Mackinac Island
Part of the War of 1812

Topographic map of Mackinac Island. Crossed swords pinpoint the location of the battle in 1814
Date 26 July – 4 August 1814
Location Mackinac Island, Michigan
Result Decisive British victory
Belligerents
Native Americans
Britain
United States
Commanders and leaders
Robert McDouall
Robert Dickson
George Croghan,
Andrew Holmes†
Arthur Sinclair
Strength
150 Native Americans,
140 regulars,
25 militia (untrained)
700
Casualties and losses
1 dead,
1 wounded
13 dead,
55 wounded
Detroit frontier
  • Tippecanoe
  • Fort Mackinac
  • Brownstown
  • Maguaga
  • Fort Dearborn
  • Detroit
  • Fort Harrison
  • Fort Wayne
  • Wild Cat Creek
  • Mississinewa
  • Frenchtown
  • Fort Meigs
  • Fort Stephenson
  • Lake Erie
  • Thames
  • Longwoods
  • Prairie du Chien
  • Mackinac Island
  • Lake Huron
  • Malcolm's Mills

The Battle of Mackinac Island (pronounced Mackinaw) was a British victory in the War of 1812. Before the war, Fort Mackinac had been an important American trading post in the straits between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. It was important for its influence and control over the Native American tribes in the area, which was sometimes referred to in historical documents as "Michilimackinac".

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