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The Fort Mackinac is located on the Mackinac Island in Michigan. It was built by the British Army for the American Revolutionary War as a way to control the Straits of Mackinac, valued for its strategic location between Lake Huron and Lake Michigan. They took hold of the fort until after years of the US? independence.

The Fort Mackinac is the site where two battles during the War of 1812 took place. These conflicts were fought to determine who can control the Great Lakes. It was also the site of the 1814 Battle of Mackinac Island where the US Army troops failed to take the fort back after two attempts.

The Fort Mackinac initially became a part of the Mackinac Island National Park. However, troops still used the site, although their main functions were as park rangers. It was fully decommissioned in 1895.
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