A SHORT CHRONOLOGY
The War of 1812 in the Northwest
1812 --HULL'S CAMPAIGN, June 23-July 13
1812, June 25. Army marches to Ft. Findlay, blockhouses with a stockade
on the southwest side.
1812, June 26. Col. Lewis Cass and his regiment sent ahead to cut a road
to the Rapids of the Maumee River; the balance of Capt. Andrew
Dill's Company left as a garrison for Ft. Findlay.
1812, June 30, Army arrives opposite the scene of the Battle of Fallen
Timbers. The baggage is put on a small boat under orders to go
to Detroit. Thirty officers and privates are put on board to protect it
under the command of Capt. Cyrenius Chapin. A second open boat for the
sick is sent along.
1812, July 1. Army moves away from the Rapids of the Maumee. Lt. David-
son and a detachment are left to build a blockhouse.
1812, July 2. Army arrives at the River Raisin.
1812, July 3. Army arrives at River Huron.
1812, July 4. Army builds a bridge over the River Huron.
1812, July 5. Army leaves River Huron, moves past Brownstown, Maguage,
rivers De Corce and Roach, and arrives at Spring Wells, the
lower end of the Detroit settlement opposite Sandwich.
1812, July 6. Col. Lewis Cass is sent with a flag of truce to Malden,
commanded then by Col. Thomas B. St. George; he is refused
1812, July 7. Five pieces of artillery are brought down from Ft. Detroit
and placed on the banks in front of the army opposite Sandwich.
A council is held by Hull with chiefs of the Wyandot, Shawnee, Potta-
wattamie, Seneca,and Mohawk. The Indians profess to be friends of the
1812, July 8. Hull moves the army to the rear of Detroit to be out of
the way of bombardment from Sandwich.
1812, July II. McArthur's regiment is sent by Hull to Spring Wells to
decoy the British from Detroit. This trick works and British
troops moved to a spot opposite McArthur's men.
1812, July 12. The regiments of James Miller and Lewis Cass cross into
Canada in the morning without opposition, the entire movement
taking only 15 minutes. The crossing place is about 1 mile above Detroit.
The American encampment is made on the farm of British Col. Baubee and
headquarters are established in a brick house on the farm. Hull issues
a proclamation to Canadians offering them protection if they do not
oppose the Americans.
1812, July 13. Captain Henry Ulry with 40 men is sent towards Malden
to reconnoiter. About 9 miles from the camp he finds a place
where there had been about 200 Indians (near a bridge over Turkey Creek).
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