The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Adams (Brig), 16 Aug 1812


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EVACUATION OF CANADA! AND SURRENDER OF DETROIT
Gen. Hull Evacuated Canada on the IOth. inst., and returned to Detroit. On the I4th, a force of 784 British regulars and Milita and 750 Indians, commanded by Gen. Brock in person, marched from Malden, and encamped nearly opposite Detroit, and made a demand of surrender. Gen. Hull refused. On the I5th. at 4 o'clock, P.M. they opened two batteries upon the Fort and Town of Detroit, and continued firing until IO o'clock.
On the I6th. early in the morning they again commenced firing until 9 o'clock, during which time and the evening previous, the British Army had succeeded in crossing the river..... In the mean time Gen. Hull also fired from the batteries in Detroit on Gen. Brock's army, but with little or no effect. After Brocks army had crossed they commenced their march towards Detroit, and when they arrived within one mile of the town 'they were met with a flag of truce from Gen. Hull, and terms of Capitulation immediately concluded!
      Gen. Hull lost 4 killed and 3 wounded the enemy not one. The articles of Surrender could not be obtained, although Capt. Baker repeatedly applied for them. It is understood, however, that the Ohio Volunueers and Territorial Milita were to return home on parole, the Volunteers were to be landed at Cleveland, Ohio. The Regular troops to the number of 400, were surrendered as Prisoners of War! The whole of Hull's forces were about 2,400. All the 'Public Property' at Detroit was given up. The brig ADAMS lately repaired at Detroit was also given up. Col. Cass and Col. McArthur, who has been sent off with a detachment to open a communication with the River Rezin, by a different route from that of Brownstown, and who were returning to Detroit, were 'included' in the 'surrender'.
      Buffalo Gazette
      Tuesday, September 1, 1812 [part]
     
NOTE:- Renamed DETROIT


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became British prize
Date of Original:
1812
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McN.E.10795
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Adams (Brig), 16 Aug 1812