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General Hull's Trace Road
« on: December 13, 2012, 12:13:58 AM »

I found some writing of the route General Hull took entering Michigan to Detroit.
Here are the details.
http://monroelosthistory.wordpress.com/2012/12/13/i-have-decided-to-share-what-i-found-out-about-hulls-trace-road/

If you scroll down, you will find my other posts about the Trace Road.
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Re: General Hull's Trace Road
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2014, 10:40:16 AM »

I just posted several photos in the new thread about Judge Wing and his ties to the Allore Funeral Home.

Here is one of the photos where it mentions Hull's Road up in Rockwood:

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Re: General Hull's Trace Road
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2014, 07:05:24 PM »

I am completely fascinated with the War of 1812. It is so completely confounding to me to think 600 or so volunteers from the great state of Kentucky would march themselves to Monroe to aid their fellow Americans. I just wonder if they knew what fate would befall them?

Are there still others that believe in their fellow man and their country enough to sacrifice so much today if needed?

The more I read about Hull Road, the Massacre at Frenchtown and the strategies employed by the British and their Native American allies I try to envision their initial approach. Was it a two or three prong attack? I think I finally figured out their movement out of Canada in the days leading up to the attack.

They would have crossed from Ft. Malden near Amherstburg, Ontario near the narrowest point which would have been led through the southern tip of Grosse Ile and then a few hundred feet across the ice covered channel to Trenton and probably south along the old Dixie or Jefferson Ave (depending which side of the county) they were at the time.

My best guess is the large entourage of warriors who were often followed into battle by their families probably took up camp around Stoney Creek a few miles north of River Raisin. What I do not know for certain is what would be the location of British main force? Has anyone ever located any evidence of old vintage buttons or cannon balls of the Queens army in Monroe County?   
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Re: General Hull's Trace Road
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2016, 11:16:23 AM »

Nice article in the MonroeNews recently on Hull's Trace.  There are a few points I don't necessarily agree with but that is often the case when studying history.

http://www.monroenews.com/news/20160412/effort-under-way-to-designate-road-through-county-as-historic

I've been here and taken pictures several times of the 'old' roadbed!

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Re: General Hull's Trace Road
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2016, 10:04:39 AM »

Finally some 'restoration and preservation' work being done on the stretch across the Huron River and nearby marsh area. 

http://www.monroenews.com/news/20160901/preserving-1812-road

Hee's a link to a Google Earth view of the area where this project is being undertaken.  It's zoomed in on some of the exposed logs so you'll have to zoom out to get your orientation.  There is a big historic plaque across the road in the boat launch. 

https://www.google.com/maps/place/South+Rockwood,+Berlin+Charter+Twp,+MI/@42.0432262,-83.2139675,47m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x883b40726d502eb1:0xad299632b3b4784!8m2!3d42.0639323!4d-83.2610406
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Re: General Hull's Trace Road
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2016, 10:10:13 AM »

Several points in this article are similar to what we have discussed here:

http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2016/10/05/pure-michigan-byways/91179384/
« Last Edit: October 06, 2016, 10:16:29 AM by BigRedDog »
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Re: General Hull's Trace Road
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2016, 10:32:19 AM »

I found some more info on Hull's Trace in the last few days.  I'm still trying to sort some of it out but I'll post it in the next few days (assuming I don't have to go to FL to clean up after a hurricane)!!!
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