It was a miserable country to pass over —swampy, wooded, and made almost impassable by heavy rains.
The troops became discontented and mutinous.
Orders given to Tupper's division to advance to the Maumee Rapids were not, or could not be, obeyed; it fell back to Urbana.
Harrison had been very anxious to retake Detroit before winter; but the nature of the country compelled him to wait for the freeing of the swamps.
Another expedition, under Hopkins, marched up the Wabash to Tippecanoe, in November, 1812; but the approach of winter and insufficient clothing of his troops compelled him to return to Vincennes after destroying one or two Indian villages.
So ended in failure the effort to recover Michigan in the autumn of 1812.
To this end Harrison had labored incessantly all through the months of October, November, and December.
The lands of Michigan were first brought into market for public sale in 1818, and from that time it dates its prosperity.
The Territory was a