Today in Michigan History

September 29, 1813

American troops reoccupied Detroit.

American riflemen under the command of Colonel Richard Johnson of Kentucky liberated Detroit, which had been under British occupation since its surrender in August 1812. According to one observer, “The Kentucky soldiers—with their blue hunting shirts, red belts, and blue pantaloons fringed with red—[were] met with a hearty welcome.”

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