22 Aug 1812
Matthew writes home of their first major victory at the capture of Fort Detroit.
23 Aug 1812Upper Canada
Governor General Sir George Prévost and Major General Henry Dearborn enact armistice agreement (a month's cease fire).
23 Aug 1812
A week following the agreement, Aaron and Matthew return home for the one months cease-fire.
03 Sep 1812Indiana, US
Indian warriors attack Pigeon Roost Village.
04 Sep 1812Indiana & Iowa, US
Indian warriors raid Fort Harrison, Fort Wayne & Fort Madison. Ends 6th September 1812.
16 Sep 1812Upper Canada
Bateaux convoy of families of British soldiers under command of Lt. James Fitzgibbons is ambushed on the St. Lawrence River near Toussaint Island by American raiders operating out of Ogdensburg, NY.
19 Sep 1812
Napoleon begins retreat from Moscow.
20 Sep 1812
Matthew tells his family of American deserters bringing news of an 8000 strong American force amassing across the Niagara. Aaron notes William's talented artwork; a family depiction entitled 'My Beloved Family'. Ellen receives a letter from Pierre informing her of his arrival in Montreal and enlistment with his old regiment, The Voltigeurs.