Charles Regnault/Renaud, sieur du
Buisson: (1664 -1739)
In Sept. of 1710 Charles was hiring men to go to Detroit and becomes
commander of Detroit in that year when Cadillac leaves to assume his new
appointment as Governor of Louisiana (Francois LaForest is appointed as
the new commander at Detroit but is unable to take command for some time.
By the spring
of 1712 he was still the temporary commander at Detroit, when the Mascouten
tribe arrived in the area, fleeing the Potawatomis & Ottawa for the
assistance of the Fox & French. Dubuisson refused his protection and
chose to ally the French with the pursuers who arrived & fought the
Mascouten & Fox. Father Marest estimated, 800 Fox & Mascoutens
were killed or taken prisoner and Dubuisson estimates were or 1000 loses
to the fleeing tribes. On 11 Nov.1717 Vaudreuil sent him to command the
post of Ouiatanon and Aug. of 1721 sent to the Miami Post as commander.
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