A SHORT CHRONOLOGY
The War of 1812 in the Northwest
1812 --HULL'S CAMPAIGN, July 24-August. 15
July 24 cont.
(117 men), against the Indians on the Aux Canards River. He
marches on the night of the 24th and forms an ambush at Petit Cote the
next morning. A French-Canadian spy is captured. On the 25th they march
in view of the enemy. A few Indians come up about noon, are fired on, and
flee. Later a battle ensues and the Americans retreat to Turkey Creek
Bridge. They have six killed and two wounded. The British supposedly
have double this number of casualties.
1812, July 28. The report that Michillimackinac has fallen reaches
Detroit and the actions of General Hull in Upper Canada are
1812, August 4. Major Thomas Van Horn is sent to reinforce Captain Henry
Brush's supply detachment which Is at the River Raisin with
supplies destined for Detroit. Van Horn's detachment runs into an ambush
of Indians near Brownstown and he retreats to the River DeCorce. Of his
detachment of 24 men, 17 are reported killed and several wounded.
1812, August 7. A council is held at headquarters with the purpose of
of making an immediate attack on Malden. All unnecessary
baggage is ordered sent back to Detroit. The army is to have seven days
provisions on hand. However, after these plans are made, the whole army
is ordered to return to Detroit.
1812, August 8. Six hundred men are sent under Col. James Miller to
relieve Henry Brush. They run into trouble on the 9th about
2 miles below the Maguage Village. The British and Indians retreat about
two miles, at which time the United States troops stop their pursuit. In
this skirmish 18 were killed and 60 wounded of the American force. The
British troops were under the command of Major Adam Muir.
1812, August 10. Col. James Miller becomes ill and the whole detachment
returns to Detroit rather than continuing on to relieve Capt.
Henry Brush at River Raisin, only 22 miles away.
1812, Aug. 12. Major James Denny evacuates the fortification at Gowles on
the Canadian shore; the last American force left in Canada. A
boat with a flag of truce is sent from Detroit to Sandwich, the head-
quarters of General Isaac Brock. Hull denies that he sent the flag. At
this juncture the colonels of the Ohio Volunteers and General J. Taylor
of Kentucky counsel together and suspect the abilities and fidelity of
General Hull. A letter is sent to Gov. Return J. Meigs by Lewis Cass
asking that reinforcements be sent, which letter is endorsed by the
colonels and General Taylor.
1812, August 13. The British are seen marching up from Sandwich to a
point directly opposite Detroit, but Hull will not allow them
to be fired upon and thus they continue unmolested.
1812, August. 15. The British are building batteries on their side of
the river and the Americans are doing the same on their side.
General Hull is undetermined what to do. Cols. Lewis Cass and Duncan
McArthur are against capitulating. General Hull then sends a letter to
General Brock saying that the Americans would not capitulate.
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