Today in Michigan History

February 5, 1838

Detroit’s militia company, the Brady guards, was mustered into service during the Patriot War in Canada.

In 1832, at the end of the Black Hawk War, the Detroit City Guards were disbanded. A number of young men, including some former members of the Detroit City Guard, formed a new independent, volunteer company in Detroit on April 2, 1836. The organization was soon renamed the Brady Guards after Brigadier General Hugh Brady. In 1855, the Brady Guards became the Detroit Light Guard. This unit has had a continuous existence to the present-day and is now Company A, 1st Battalion, 125th Infantry.

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