1814 : Treaty of Ghent Signed, Returns Fort Mackinac to Michigan

December 24, 2021 all-day

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The Treaty of Ghent was signed ending the War of 1812. Both governments had to ratify the treaty. The treaty provided for the return of captured territory including the return of Fort Mackinac to the United States.  News traveled slowly to America.  The Battle of New Oreleans would be fought in January 2015.  The Treaty would be proclaimed in Washington, D.C. on February 18, 2015, along with news of the American victory in New Orleans.  The British eventually withdrew to Drummond Island, which they held until 1828.

Sources :

Historical Society of Michigan

Treaty of Ghent wikipedia entry.

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