First Military Units Formed in 1812 - Camp Grayling

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^ rst Military Units Were Formed In 1812 THIS IS MICHIGAN Michigan boasts of having theiother central states for summer finest state-owned military reservation reservation in the nation — the 97,000-acre. 97,000-acre. Camp Grayling. Starting in 1911 with a gift to the state of 12,920 acres from Rasmus Hanson, a Grayling lumberman, lumberman, the reservation now cov- training Exploits of Michigan Military men date back before statehood. Our first militia units wore organized organized early in the 1800's. Some 200 Michigan men joined the colors for the War of 1812, taking part in the Canadian campaign of Gen- ers an area of 150 square miles in era l William Hull, then Michi-j three counties. It is recognized by gan's territorial governor, and the - ~ ° It military authorities as an idcallcapture of Sandwich, Ont. summer training center for National National Guard troops and is regularly regularly used for summer field ex- Men of Michigan answered the call to arms again in the Black Hawk War of 1832, the bloodless ercises by National Guard unitsjToledo War of 1835, the Patriot from neighboring states as wEll| War of :838| ant j the Mexican as from Michigan. (War of 1846. a j G uart j j, as year-round training s j tes m 50 O ther communities. The Guard's 111 Army units, 88 Besides the big training camp i n (ne Toledo War, occasioned at Grayling, the Michigan Nation-| by a boundary dispute with Ohio. jn ^ 46th ,. Jron Fisr i nfant ry 'j)j v j s i oni our jnajoj- ] an( j force, and 23 non-divisional troop units, occupy 44 state-owned armories and 10 leased training centers in 50 cities throughout the state. Strength of the 111 Army units in 1959 totaled 11,100 officers and enlisted men. Michigan cave up a wedge-shaped strip of land, five to eight miles wide, across its southern boundary, boundary, some across Lenawee county county and including the city of Toledo, Toledo, in exchange for the upper peninsula peninsula which congress sliced off from the Wisconsin territory. At the height of the tension Tne Michigan Air Nationaljfend Michigan's domain. Some - Guard, with 1,700 officers and enlisted enlisted men in 1959, has 18 units in four cities with headquarters in Lansing, a training site detachment detachment in Alpena and tactical units of the 127th Tactical Reconnais- ropolitan Airport, near Romulus, and at Kellogg Field, Battle Creek. Phelps Collins Air National National Guard Base at AJpcna is used ernors accepted, by the Air Guard of Michigan and! over the southern boundary line, Gov. Stevens T. Mason sent force of 1,000 militiamen to de- of the units camped in Lenawee county. Ohio's Gnv. Lucas dispatched dispatched a counter-force of 600 men. Before any blood was shed, a congressional peace commission commission proposed the upper pcnin- sula-forToledo solution to the difficulty, difficulty, which President Jackson and the Michigan and Ohio gov-

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  1. The Daily Telegram,
  2. 30 Mar 1960, Wed,
  3. Page 4

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