Today in Michigan History

April 5, 1778

Daniel Boone arrived at Detroit as a prisoner.

During the American Revolution, Daniel Boone’s settlement of Boonesborough, Kentucky, suffered repeated attacks by Native Americans. During one of these raids, Boone was captured by Native Americans and brought to Detroit. Detroit’s British commandant, Lt. Colonel Henry Hamilton, tried unsuccessfully to ransom the already-famous frontiersman. After a short stay in Detroit, Boone’s captors took him to Ohio where he later escaped.

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