Talk:Battle of Mackinac Island (1814)

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Split article ?[edit]

It may be worth splitting this article into two sections: the initial capture in 1812, and the American attempt at recapture in 1814. Other than being on the same island, there is little in common between the two actions. HLGallon 21:25, 28 April 2006 (UTC)

Hope this is a good response[edit]

By renaming the battle "Battle of Mackinac Island," which by the way is its official name, the article refocuses attention on the actual campaign of July-August 1814 and battle of August 4. The 1812 facts (which track those in Wikipedia's parallel "Fort Mackinac" article) are useful as a "frame" for the main story. If anyone wants to edit them down, they are welcome to do so, but I think they are useful where they are. Bigturtle 01:40, 1 May 2006 (UTC)