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.
21 Sep 1812Upper Canada
American force captures Gananoque village in the heart of the Thousand Islands, close to Kingston.
29 Sep 1812Ohio, US
Ohio militia and local residents drive off Indian raiders in the Battle of Marblehead Peninsula—this state’s first military engagement of the war.
04 Oct 1812New York, US
British troops drive off American garrison at Ogdensburg.
09 Oct 1812Lake Erie
British brigs HMS Detroit & Caledonia captured off Fort Erie.
13 Oct 1812Queenston, Upper Canada
During the Battle of Queenston Heights Brock and his aide, Lt. Col. John Macdonell are killed.
13 Oct 1812
First of a long series of artillery duels between American-held Fort Niagara and British Fort George rages across the Niagara River.