1796 : Colonel John Hamtramck Arrives in Detroit

July 13, 2018 all-day

Colonel John Francis Hamtramck courtesy of wikipedia

On this day, Colonel John Francis Hamtramck arrives in Detroit to command the American garrison. Only 5 foot 4 inches, he was known as a disciplinarian and for his hot temper. In 1962, he would be reburied for the 4th time in the city named for him.

Source : Detroit Almanac

Papers of the War Department, 1784 to 1800 Regarding Colonel John Hamtramck

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