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A SHORT CHRONOLOGY
The War of 1812 in the Northwest

1813--R. M. JOHNSON'S EXPEDITION, June 8-.

1813, June 8. A council of officers of R. M. Johnson's regiment of Kentucky Mounted Volunteers decides to make an "excursion" against the southeast end of Lake Michigan to "visit" the Indian villages there. In the evening, the regiment crosses the river at Ft. Wayne en route to raid the villages.

1813, June 9. R. M. Johnson's regiment marches 40 miles toward Five Medals Town, which had been destroyed the preceding year, but was thought to have been rebuilt.

1813, June 10. R. M. Johnson's regiment arrives at Five Medals Town and surrounds it, but it was evacuated.

1813, June 11. R. M. Johnson's regiment of Kentucky Mounted Volunteers leaves Five Medals Town en route to Indian village of Paravash, on the other side of the St. Joseph's of the Lake, but cannot cross the river as it is too high. The regiment then goes to White Pidgeon's Town and finds it unoccupied.

1813, June 12. The main trace from Detroit to Chicago passes through White Pidgeon's Town. Johnson's regiment returns to Ft. Wayne this day.

1813, June 14. R.M. Johnson's regiment arrives at Ft. Wayne.

1813--HARRISON'S THIRD CAMPAIGN AND THE SECOND SIEGE OF FT. MEIGS.

1813, May 12. HARRISON'S THIRD CAMPAIGN AND THE SECOND SIEGE OF FT. MEIGS. Harrison goes from Ft. Meigs to Lower Sandusky and leaves General Green Clay in command at Ft. Meigs.

1813, May 14. Militia who have been called out to relieve Ft. Meigs are disbanded at Lower Sandusky.

1813, June 21. Harrison holds a council with the Indians at Franklinton, asks them to side with the United States. Tarhe represents the Indians.

1813, June 26. News arrives at Ft. Meigs that the British are again going to attack the fort.

1813, June 28. Harrison sends a detachment of R. M. Johnson's men to go to River Raisin to secure intelligence. They are to start June 29th with Johnson in command.

1813, June 28. Harrison arrives at Ft. Meigs, having left Franklinton c. 26th.

1813, June 29. R.M. Johnson, at the head of 150 men, leaves Ft. Meigs on a reconnaisance mission to River Raisin. Reaches Frenchtown at midnight. The inhabitants there say they had heard of no movements under way against the Americans.

1813, June 30. Johnson's detachment arrives back at Ft. Meigs.

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