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Fort Mackinac

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Definition: American fort on the island of Michilimackinac, a strategic outpost guarding the fur trade outlets for both America and Canada. During American General William Hull's failed Fort Detroit campaign, the British were able to capture Fort Mackinac and use it a base of operations for further attacks on American interests in the Northwest Territory.

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The War of 1812
Find out more about the second war between the United States and Great Britain.

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More on Fort Mackinac
Learn more about the British capture of this American fort.

Mackinac Island History
Good overview of the bigger picture, the history if this island.

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