A SHORT CHRONOLOGY
The War of 1812 in the Northwest
1812 --HULL'S CAMPAIGN, April 29-June 22
1812, April 29. GOV. RETURN J. MEIGS (OHIO) issues order to the major
generals of the middle and western divisions of the state to bring respective proportions
of their men to rendezvous at Dayton on April 29. 1812.
1812, June 6. MEIGS holds a council with the Shawnee, Mingo, and Wyandot chiefs at
Urbana and gets them to agree to adhere to the terms of the Treaty of Greene Ville
1812, May 20. WILLIAM HULL arrives in Dayton on his way to take over the
command of the army.
1812, May 25. WILLIAM HULL takes over command at the army at Dayton.
1812, June 1. Army marches from Dayton to Staunton, a small village on the east bank
of the Miami River.
1812, June 6. Army leaves Staunton for Urbana.
1812, June 7. Army arrives at Urbana.
1812, June 9, Council is held at Urbana by Hull and Meigs with 12 chiefs of the
Shawnee, Mingo, and Wyandot nations to obtain their permission to march the army
through their territory; permission granted.
1812, June 10. 4th United States Regiment under the command of Lt;.Col. James
Miller.arrives at Urbana to join Hull's force.
1812, June 11. Col. DUNCAN McARTHUR and his regiment are detached to cut a
road for the army as far as the Scioto River.
1812, June 16. Army moves to King's Creek, three miles from Urbana Ft. McArthur,
consisting of two blockhouses, is begun on the banks of the Scioto; strengthened by
1812, June 18. WAR IS DECLARED.
1812, June 19. Army arrives at Ft. McArthur.
1812, June 21. Col. JAMES FINDLAY and his regiment are ordered to cut a road
from Ft. McArthur to Blanchard's Fork.
1812, June 22. Army marches only 16 miles from Ft. McArthur; stops because of rain;
erects Ft. Necessity. A detachment of Capt. Andrew Dill's company left as a garrison
for Ft. McArthur.
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