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A SHORT CHRONOLOGY
The War of 1812 in the Northwest

1813--GENERAL HARRISON'S SECOND CAMPAIGN AND THE FIRST SIEGE OF FT. MEIGS, February 11-May 4.

May 4 cont. They encamp about a mile from Ft. Meigs.

1813, May 5. General Harrison orders 800 men of Green Clay's detachment to land and spike the British cannon and then return when this is done. The balance of Clay's force to land on the Ft. Meigs side of the river and come to the fort. Green Clay orders Colonel William Dudley and the first 12 boats to execute Harrison's order. Dudley's troops form into three columns: Dudley at the head of the right, Major Shelby on the left, and Capt. Morrison in the center. Dudley's men are successful in spiking the cannon, but then do not follow orders to return to Ft. Meigs and are attacked and taken by the enemy. They are taken to Ft. Miamis and there the Indians fire upon them, as prisoners, until Tecumseh stops the massacre. Meanwhile, General Harrison orders a sortie from the fort under the command of Colonel John Miller to stop the British batteries on the fort side of the river. He and his 350 men are successful and 41 prisoners are taken. The British force had consisted of 200 British regulars, 150 Canadians, and 500 Indians. A second sorties is made from the fort against the Indians on the fort side of the river. At first this sortie is successful, but, when Harrison calls them back, his men are fired upon by the Indians. Colonel Henry Procter sends Major Peter Chambers to Harrison, requesting the surrender of Ft. Meigs. Harrison refuses.

1813, May 9. The siege is lifted and the British-Indian force retreats.

1813, May 10. An American party is sent across the river to bury the dead. They find 45 bodies, including that of Dudley. About 70 of Dudley's force killed. American losses at Ft. Meigs were 81 killed and 189 wounded.

1813, May 11. Governor Return J. Meigs called out 500 mounted men to reinforce Ft. Meigs; they arrive at Lower Sandusky this day.

1813--R. M. JOHNSON'S EXPEDITION

1813, May 24. R. M. JOHNSON'S EXPEDITION. Gets orders from General Harrison to take command of Ft. Wayne and the posts on the Auglaize and make sorties against the Indians. Johnson's men now at North Bend.

1813, May 28. R. M. Johnson's regiment rendezvouses at Dayton. A few days later they start northward toward St. Mary's.

1813, June 1. Johnson's regiment arrives at St. Mary's. From there they continue to Wapakoneta where they get Indian guides and spies (Shawnees), among whom is the half-breed, Anthony Shane.

1813, June 5. R. M. Johnson's regiment leaves St. Mary's for Ft. Wayne. Spend some time in mock manoeuvres in a prairie about half way between St. Mary's and Shane's Crossing. They arrive at Shane's Crossing in the evening.

1813, June 7. R. M. Johnson's regiment of Kentucky Mounted Volunteers arrives at Ft. Wayne.

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