Historic Fort Wayne marks War of 1812
Detroit — Metro Detroit history buffs went back two centuries Sunday during the wrapup of a War of 1812 weekend at Historic Fort Wayne.
Re-enactors conducted artillery drills and demonstrated the rations, medicine and clothing used by soldiers, tradespeople and homemakers during the battle between American and British forces.
Visitors enjoyed guided tours of the complex, including the Star Fort and barracks and Spanish-American War Guard House.
Historic Fort Wayne includes just over 80 acres owned by the city of Detroit. The site, where the Detroit River is narrowest between the U.S. and Canada, has been used for military purposes since 1701.
The site has been used as an induction center for troops during the War of 1812, the French and Indian War in 1760, the Civil War, World War I and World War II.