History of the War of 1812 in the State of Michigan.
The first Battle of the War of 1812 started in Michigan when the British snuck up on Fort Mackinac on July 17th 1812 and the Americans were forced to surrender due to the British having a superior position on the heights above the Fort.
The second Battle was fought at Brownstown August 5th, 1812. This was an American defeat and route, 25 Native Americans surprised 200 American troops.
The third series of Battles were at the River Raisin January 18–23, 1813 also known as The Battle of Frenchtown. This was also an American defeat and the subsequent massacre of soldiers after the Battle led to the rallying cry "Remember the Raisin".