French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan
P.O. Box 1900, Royal Oak, 48068-1900
Military Page
17th Century: see the History of New France Page for timelines that discuss the major military engagements.
17th and 18th Centuries:
18th Century:
A Tribute to the Deerfield Captives (1704), by Diane Wolford Sheppard
            Part I
            Part II
            Part III
The Fox May 1712 attack on Detroit:  FCHSM Members, log in to access two articles about the attack in the April 2012 issue of Michigan’s Habitant Heritage
Individuals Who Provided Goods and Services for the “benefit of the King” between 1739 – 1750:
Historical Background and a Brief Timeline for Detroit, compiled by Diane Wolford Sheppard
Other Articles about the 18th Century:
François Drouillard, UEL – 1741 – 1812 – A Canadian Loyalist of the Detroit River Region, by Margaret Jacqueline Jeffrey, UEL  This article was chosen as the best article of the year in 2009.
War of 1812 –
The War of 1812 – a Timeline, by Diane Wolford Sheppard
Brief Bibliography for the War of 1812, by Diane Wolford Sheppard
War of 1812 Militia Lists:
Essex and Kent County, Ontario
July 1812 - Originally published in April 2012 in Michigan's Habitant Heritage 
August 1812 - Originally published in July 2012 in Michigan's Habitant Heritage
January 1813 - Originally published in October 2012 in Michigan's Habitant Heritage
Michigan Militia List - Part 1 - originally published in January 2013 in Michigan's Habitant Heritage.  Michigan Militia List - Part 2 - Originally Published in Michigan's Habitant Heritage.
Veterans of the War of 1812, by Alan Treppa – FCHSM Members, log in and access these articles that have been published from 2007 to the present
Patriote's Rebellion - 1837 - 1838 -
A Tribute to Jean Baptiste Dumouchel – Patriote of 1837 and his fellow Patriotes of Deux-Montagnes, Parts I – Part IV by Diane Wolford Sheppard – FCHSM Members – Log in to access these articles that were published from April 2007 – April 2008. 
Rebellion of 1837-1838, by Suzanne Boivin Sommerville
Book recommendation for early militia lists: Le Roy Barnett and Roger Rosentreter, Michigan’s Early Military Forces (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2003).  Readers need to keep in mind that the lists found in this book refer to men living on both sides of the Detroit River for most of the 18th century because the British did not evacuate their posts in present-day Michigan until 15 July 1796.
Bibliography for all periods:
Military Bibliography, compiled by James P. LaLone
Portion of John Melish’s 1815 Map of the Detroit River and Adjacent Country
Cartography Associates, David Rumsey Historical Map Collection (
Moving clockwise from Fort Lernoult, the following locations are illustrated: Detroit, the landing spot of the Americans opposite Hog Island on 12 July 1812, the British batteries, the evacuated American redoubt and fortified camp, Sandwich, and the landing spot of the British Army south of Springwells on 16 August 1812
Death of Tecumseh, Frieze of the Rotunda of the United States’ Capitol