Siege of Fort Mackinac

Siege Of Fort Mackinac

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

Siege of Fort Mackinac
Part of the War of 1812

Fort Mackinac, Michigan
Date 17 July 1812
Location Mackinac Island, Michigan
Result British victory
Belligerents
United Kingdom
Native Americans
United States
Commanders and leaders
Captain Charles Roberts Lieutenant Porter Hanks
Strength
about 600 61
Casualties and losses
none 61 surrendered
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 Siege of Fort of Mackinac was one of the first engagements of the War of 1812. A British and Native American force captured the island soon after the outbreak of war between Britain and the United States. Encouraged by the easy British victory, more Native Americans subsequently rallied to their support. Their cooperation was an important factor in several British victories during the remainder of the war.

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