A SHORT CHRONOLOGY
The War of 1812 in the Northwest
1813--THE SIEGE OF FT. STEPHENSON, August 1-August 9.
August 1 cont.
The firing is recommenced, but has very little effect. At night, Croghan
orders his single 6-pounder, "Old Betsey," to be removed to the blockhouse
from which it could rake the northwest angle of the fort, where the
British and Indians were centering their attack.
1813, August 2. The siege of Ft. Stephenson continued. The British fire
three 6-pounders at the fort from 250 yards. Then they make an
assault on the northwest angle of the fort. The Americans fire heartily
and "Old Betsey" is unmasked and fires at the besiegers only 30 feet from
them. This ends the siege.
1813, August 9. Proctor sends a boat up the river to Ft. Stephenson under
a flag to see if the British wounded can be helped. The
British officer, Lt. Le Breton, accompanied by a doctor, are invited into
the fort. Then they continue to Harrison at Seneca Town to see if the
prisoners could be paroled, but Harrison replies that such a decision must
come from the national government.
1813--THE BATTLE OF LAKE ERIE, August 2-September 10
1813, August 2. THE BATTLE OF LAKE ERIE. Oliver H. Perry finishes
equipping his vessels and, in the next two days, gets the
two largest ones over the bar at Erie.
1813, August 3. The enemy, who had been to Erie before, return to
spy on Perry. They remain the next day, then sail to Long
1813, August 4. Perry sets sail, goes across the lake to Long Point,
then along the British shore looking for the enemy fleet, which,
by this time, has gone to Malden. Perry then returns to Erie.
1813, August 5. Perry sets sail again and arrives at Sandusky Bay and
Captain Richardson, who had been sent to Erie by Harrison, goes
to Harrison to announce the fleet's arrival and asks for men at act as
marines. From this time on, men are being collected and forwarded to the
1813, September 10. Perry's Victory: "We have met the enemy and they
are ours -- two ships, two brigs, one schooner and a sloop."
American loss: 27 killed and 96 wounded. Enemy had about 72 killed
and 150 wounded, with nearly 300 prisoners.
1813--HARRISON'S FINAL MARCH, VICTORY AT THE THAMES.
1813, September 1. HARRISON'S FINAL MARCH, VICTORY AT THE THAMES.
About 3,500 men under Gov. Shelby of Kentucky cross the Ohio
1813, September 10. Following news of Perry's victory, troops are
immediately moved to the margins of the lake where fortifications are erected.
1813, September 12. The Kentucky Volunteers under Shelby arrive at
Upper Sandusky from Urbana (had arrived in Urbana on the 9th
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