A summary of a paper from the George Rogers Clark Selected Papers and a response to the best Troops in the World:
"A close scrutiny of manuscripts and of literature published just after the conflict presents an impression different from that of modern histories [that are dismissive or disparaging towards the Michiganders (many who were French-speaking residents)]."
|Source (French-speaking Man)|
"In many of the actions when Michigan men did play key roles, their contributions went unnoticed because they served as individuals detached to other units..." . "Illiteracy also explains why the contributions of many Michigan men were overlooked." "Michigan militiamen had an identity problem, too." [See the article for a more thorough explanation!]
"But, were they the "Best troops in the world"? When Harrison uttered those words, he probably knew he would be hard pressed to find troops who were better."