Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Fort Holmes

This Fort was built while the British held possession of the Island in 1812 and 1814.  It was called by the British Fort George; in honor of the British king, afterward rechristened by the Americans in honor of Maj. Andrew Hunter Holmes, who was killed August 4, 1814, during an unsuccessful attempt by the Americans to regain possession of Fort Mackinac.  [Annals of Fort Mackinac]

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