Wisconsin History Day By Day


Related Web Sites:
Heritage Hill State Historical Park

Fort Edward Augustus

American Forts


Read More About It

"The British Regime in Wisconsin and the Northwest" by Louise Phelps Kellogg


Vocabulary:

detachment
command


Interesting Fact:

The British abandoned Fort Augustus during the Indian uprising in 1863, led by Chief Pontiac.


Study Questions:

  • What events took place to have the British take Wisconsin from the French?
  • Who was the commander of the British at Fort Edward Agustus?
  • Why was Green Bay a good location for a fort?


    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about the British in Wisconsin:

  • Newspapers on BadgerLink
  • Wisconsin Historical Society


    U.S. historical events that occurred on October 12:

    1492: Christopher Columbus arrives in present day Bahamas.
    1870: Robert E. Lee, general of the Confederate army, dies.



  • October 12

    October 12, 1761: The first British troops to take up positions in Wisconsin arrived. A detachment of 18 soldiers took over the command of Fort LaBaye on Green Bay, rebuilding it and renaming it Fort Edward Augustus.


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