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William Hull Collection
Description: This is a portrait of William Hull (1753-1825), the governor of the Michigan Territory beginning in 1805. Before his service in the Northwest Territory, Hull achieved the rank of lieutenant colonel in the American Revolution. During the War of 1812, while still governor, Hull surrendered approximately 2,000 soldiers and 30 cannons on August 16, 1812, rather than going to battle to defend the city of Detroit, even though his troops outnumbered the British forces. As a result of his actions, Hull faced a court martial board during the winter of 1814-1815. He was drummed out of the Army and retired to Massachusetts. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL03976
Subjects: United States--History--War of 1812; Ohio History--Settlement and Early Statehood; American Revolutionary War, 1775-1783
Places: William Hull Collection