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War of 1812 Digital Collection -Brought to you by the Monroe County Library System & The Monroe County Historical Commission - Footsteps to the Battlefield

The Monroe County Library System, in collaboration with the Monroe County Historical Commission, has digitized primary documents relating to the War of 1812, including the Battle of the River Raisin. The massacre that occurred at the River Raisin in 1813 has been one of the least studied and least understood events in Michigan History. Digitization of these materials will preserve important educational documents and provide greater access to primary materials about the battle and the war.

Featured Documents:


John McCalla Letter from Nov. 25, 1812

Laurent Durocher Letter

The Historical Register of the United States: From the Declaration of War in 1812 to January 1, 1814.

Journal of General Hull
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A Short History of the War of 1812

Battle of the River Raisin

Research Materials for the War of 1812

War of 1812: A Nation Forged by War


Other Documents that are in the process of being added to the collection:

Battle of Lake Erie a Discourse
An Authentic History of the Late War
Memoirs of the Campaign of the Northwestern Army of the United States



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