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Detroit campaign map, 1812

Detroit campaign map, 1812

This map shows the route taken by American army commanded by General William Hull from Urbanna, Ohio, to the frontier at Detroit. This was no easy journey. The Americans were forced to build their own road, building bridges and causeways for 200 miles through the wilderness. Also shown is the route taken by British and Canadian reinforcements led by General Isaac Brock to reinforce the defenders in the region. The British were able to travel by water most of the way because the Provincial Marine controlled both Lake Ontario and Lake Erie during the open months of the War of 1812. (DND Library)