A SHORT CHRONOLOGY
The War of 1812 in the Northwest
1812 --HULL'S CAMPAIGN, August. 15-August 16
August. 15 cont.
General Brock then tells Hull to surrender or be exterminated, However,
as soon as Hull's refusal to surrender is received by the British, they
open fire on Detrolt. The Americans return the fire and silence the
enemy's guns for a few minutes. Major Thomas Jessup and Quartermaster
Dugan[?] go to Spring Wells to locate a battery there as it looks as if
the British will try a crossing from Sandwich at that point; the Queen
Charlotte is also in this area. Major Jessup wants a 24-pounder there
but Hull only allows a 6-pounder and refuses to let Jessup take a detach-
ment across the river. Cross fire begins in the Spring Wells area and Is
kept up until late at night. About II P.M. the British land at Spring
Wells and advance toward the fort without any opposition. American forces
are not allowed to fire on them, though the British keep up a fire on the
1812, August 16. General William Hull raises a white flag and goes to
see General Isaac Brock. The British firing ceases and the
capitulation is under way. At noon the British troops under Brock march
into the fort at Detroit and the American forces march out. Col. Duncan
McArthur, who was not at the fort at the time of the capitulation, arrives
back just in time to be included in the surrender and when he hears of it
he goes back to River Rouge, At this point British officers show him the
capitulations and he must surrender. A garrison of 250 British is placed
at the fort at Detroit under Colonel Henry Procter.
1812 --HARRISON'S FIRST CAMPAIGN, August. 15-August 28
1812, August 15. GENERAL WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON'S FIRST CAMPAIGN. The regiments of Kentucky volunteers,which had been organized on
the north side of the Kentucky River under the command of Colonels John
M. Scott, William Lewis, and John Allen, are ordered into service, under
the requisition of the War Department. The 17th U.S. Regiment, under the
command of Colonel Samuel Wells [late General Wells of the militia, who
had fought in the Battle of Tippecanoe] is to march with the detachment
and rendezvous at Georgetown In Scott County where General John Payne is
to receive the command. About 2,000 assemble.
1812, August 16. The Kentucky detachment is paraded and reviewed by
Governor Charles Scott of Kentucky and addressed by the Rev.
James Blythe of Transylvania University and Henry Clay.
1812, August 17. The Kentucky detachment is inspected by Brigade Major
1812, August 19. The Kentucky detachment is marched for Newport and
Cincinnati. The arrive the 24th at Newport where they hear
of the surrender of Detroit. They draw arms and equipment on the 25th
and 26th and cross over to Cincinnati on the 27th.
1812, August 25. William Henry Harrison, having been appointed to command
the Kentucky troops, calls for a corps of 500 volunteers. R. M.
Johnson, William S. Hunter, and John Logan are appointed as his aides.
1812, August 28. William Henry Harrison, in a general order of this date
from Cincinnati, orders the Kentucky troops to march toward
Dayton by way of Lebanon on the 29th. Harrison follows the troops and
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