War of 1812 The War of 1812: Battle At The River Raisin By Scott Pohl • Jan 23, 2013 Courtesy/Roger Rosentreter MSU historian Roger Rosentreter returns today to help us remember an important battle in the War of 1812: the Battle at the River Raisin, 200 years ago this week. The War Of 1812: The Surrender Of Detroit By Scott Pohl • Aug 16, 2012 Courtesy: U.S. History Images Today marks the bicentennial of the surrender of Detroit to the British in the War of 1812. The key figure is American General William Hull. The War Of 1812: A Michigan Bicentennial By Scott Pohl • Jul 17, 2012 Courtesy / Mackinac State Historic Parks July 17 marks the bicentennial of a key date in the War of 1812, when the British captured Fort Mackinac at the onset of war. WKAR’s Scott Pohl speaks with Phil Porter about the historic date.