Detroit

War of 1812

Date

16 August 1812

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Context

A battle honour forming part of the Government of Canada’s awards in commemoration of the War of 1812.Footnote 1

Description

In July 1812 American forces under Brigadier-General William Hull invaded western Upper Canada from Fort Detroit. The British response was the dispatch of a force of British regular soldiers, Canadian colonial militia, and aboriginal warriors under the overall command of Major-General Isaac Brock. Most of the American invaders retreated to Fort Detroit in the face of the advancing British troops, who soon reoccupied Upper Canadian territory. Brock then led the British force into Michigan territory whereupon Hull surrendered Detroit on 16 August with only minor British losses.Footnote 2

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