The Army of the Northwest
was a U.S. Army unit formed at
the outset of the War of 1812 and
charged with control of the state of Ohio, the
Indiana Territory, Michigan Territory and Illinois Territory.
commander William Hull was in charge
while the regiment was at Detroit, before
surrendering it to the British. James Winchester then lead the army back up
north towards Detroit, but turned to defend Fort
Perhaps due to Winchester's
unpopularity, President James Madison
soon appointed William Henry
as commander of the army in late 1812.
The following men served as commanders of the Army of the
- War of 1812 - The 17th Regiment of U.S. Infantry