A SHORT CHRONOLOGY
The War of 1812 in the Northwest
1813--HARRISON'S FINAL MARCH, VICTORY AT THE THAMES, September 12-October 3.
1813, September 13. Colonel Henry Procter, anticipating Harrison's move,
orders martial law in the Malden area, mainly to get supplies
for his troops.
1813, September 17. Col. Procter orders all cattle and provisions on the
coast below Malden to be collected and sent to Sandwich.
1813, September 16. Col. Duncan McArthur gets orders to embark with the
artillery, military stores, and provisions at Ft. Meigs and go
to headquarters on what is now Catawba Island. Old Ft. Meigs has been
reduced to a small post and the old fort removed. Other troops at Ft.
Meigs, particularly those from Kentucky, also want to accompany McArthur
even though their enlistment terms are nearly out.
1813, September 20. Col. Procter gives orders to Col. Warburton, in
command at Malden, to destroy the post and retreat to Sandwich.
Harrison embarks with the regular troops under McArthur and Cass and
arrives the same day at Put-in-Bay, 10 miles from the point of embarkation.
1813, September 21. Gov. Shelby embarks with a part of his troops for
South Bass Island.
1813, September 22. All of the Kentucky militia arrive on South Bass
1813, September 25. Harrison orders Johnson's regiment at Ft. Meigs to
proceed to River Raisin. The army moves from South Bass Island
to Middle Sister.
1813, September 26. R.M. Johnson moves his regiment toward the River
Raisin from Ft. Meigs. Harrison sails with Perry on the Ariel
to reconnoitre off Malden. Malden is evacuated and all public stores are
destroyed and the buildings burned, by the British.
1813, September 27. Harrison's army leaves Middle Sister for Canada.
Lands about 4 miles below Malden at 3 P.M. In two hours
both Malden and Amherstburg are taken.
1813, September 28. R. M. Johnson's regiment reaches the River Raisin
from Ft. Meigs.
1813, September 30. R.M. Johnson's regiment arrives in Detroit. Harrison
orders it to cross as soon as possible, but there are no boats.
1813, October I. Harrison and his generals decide to pursue Procter by
land rather than by water around Long Point.
1813, October 2. Harrison's army is in motion against Procter from
Sandwich; forced marches are begun.
1813, October 3. Harrison's army arrives at the mouth of the Thames River.
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