American City Surrenders to Foreign Power
Today, August 16, 2012, is the 200th anniversary of a unique event: the only time an American city surrendered to the military forces of a foreign power.
During the War of 1812, William Hull surrendered Detroit to Britain’s Major General Isaac Brock. For his action, Hull became the only American general ever sentenced by a court-martial to be executed.
An article about the event was published in the Autumn 2012 edition of one of our partner publications, MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History, and can be read on the MHQ Web page.
You got Detroit back, and look what a mess you made of it.