1796 : British Surrender Detroit

June 11, 2024 all-day

General Mad Anthony Wayne statue is located in Freimann Square in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The bronze equestrian statue was sculpted by George Etienne Ganiere in 1918, courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

The British finally decided to surrender Detroit to the United States. Despite the Treaty of Paris, which ended the American War for Independence, the British chose to retain the Territory of Michigan until June 11, 1796, when General Anthony Wayne and an American Army marched into Detroit.

Sources :

Michigan Historical Calendar, Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University.

Statue of General “Mad” Anthony Wayne located in Freimann Square in Fort Wayne, Indiana

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