A Spirit of Dissention and Disobedience in the Troops: Military Mischief at Michilimackinac, 1780-81

A Continuing Series of Vignettes, Volume V, Leaflet IV

From the book: Perched on the Straits of Mackinac, the wooden walls of Michilimackinac encompassed a thriving merchant community and a small garrison. In the summer of 1780, this isolated British outpost was also the scene of paranoia, personal feuds, military mischief, and, from a certain point of view, mutiny. The inciting incident, the soldiers’ refusal to follow what they believed to be an unjust order, set off a chain reaction that destabilized Michilimackinac’s garrison for over a year.

Author: Craig Wilson
Publisher: Mackinac State Historic Parks
ISBN: Volume V, Leaflet IV, 2022
23 pages, fully illustrated
Price: $3.77