1838 : Invasion of Canada Thwarted by Michigan Governor Mason

January 8, 2018 all-day

Governor Stevens T. Mason called out the state militia to keep the Patriots, Canadian rebels, from using Michigan as a base to attack the British government in Canada. Patriot sympathizers had raided the arsenal in Detroit and seized the schooner Anne for an invasion of Canada.

Source :  Pasty Central Day in History

For more information, see :

Patriot War and wikipedia entry

To free upper Canada : Michigan and the Patriot War, 1837-1839 / by Roger L. Rosentreter. Thesis (Ph.D)–Michigan State University. Dept. of History, 1983. 237pp. 123 767 THS Also available online to the MSU Community.

The Patriot War along the Michigan-Canada border : raiders and rebels / Shaun J. McLaughlin.  Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2013.

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