On August 9, 1812, Lieut. James Miller and a force of about 600 American regulars and militia, moved down the Hull's Trace
in an attempt to bring desperately needed supplies from Frenchtown (Monroe) to Detroit. A similar efffort had failed at Brownstown
on August 5. Near the Wyandot village of Monguagon, American scouts ran into a British and Indian force of about 400 men led by Capt. Adam Muir and Tecumseh. In the heavy fighting that followed, the Americans drove the British back through present-day Trenton and across the Detroit River, while Native forces withdrew into nearby woods. Despite this tactical victory, Miller returned empty-handed to Detroit, which American General William Hull surrendered to the British a week later.