Battle of Tippecanoe
Because white settlers were moving into Indian territory, Tecumseh and his brother, the Prophet, began training warriors to ward off the settlers. William Henry Harrison’s army of 1000 men destroyed the Indian villages. The Prophet leads an attack on Harrison’s men, and fighting went on for two hours. More than 120 men were injured, and the Prophet was stripped of his power. This was a victory for the United States.
Battle of Queenston Heights
The Americans tried to get onto the Canadian side of the Niagara River. The Americans were lead by General Stephen Van Rensselaer, and British forces, Canadian militia and Mohawks led by Major General Isaac Brock, and Major General Roger Sheaffe, who took command when Brock was killed. It took place on October 13, 1812, near Queenston. The Americans were unable to get across the river because they were under trained and not experienced. The British eventually forced the Americans to surrender, and it was a British victory.
Battle of Frenchtown
On January 18, 1813, General James Winchester sent 700 men to the Raison River. Colonel Henry Proctor, a British commander, led 600 soldiers to attack the Americans. Fighting lasted from January 18–23, until the Americans surrendered. It was the deadliest conflict ever on Michigan soil, and the casualties included the highest number of Americans killed in a single battle during the War of 1812. It was a British victory.
Battle of York
On April 27, 1813, Isaac Chauncy and General Dearborn attacked York, Upper Canada. Major General Shaeffe, who had won at Queenston Heights, tried to counter attack the invaders. Brigadier General Zebulon Pike was in charge of the American military forces. The American forces defeated the defending British force and captured the town and dockyard. But, an explosion killed General Pike, and before leaving, Americans burned downed all the buildings of Parliament. It was a victory for the United States.
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