I've been really busy lately, moving into a new apartment, but I wanted to post something about the battles that occurred during the late summer of 1813 in northern Ohio, and which marked the last British incursions into the state.
The Battle or Siege of Fort Stephenson (also known as Fort Sandusky, one of several forts in the area to bear that name since Pontiac's Rebellion) took place on August 2nd, 1813. A large force of British and Canadian soldiers and Indian warriors surrounded a small detachment of American regular troops at a stockade in the middle of what is now Fremont, Ohio. You can still sort of see where the fort once stood-- it's now the public library. In front of the library there sits an old iron 6-pounder named "Old Betsy". Its the weapon that nearly single-handedly won the struggle for the fort, double-charged with canister. The story of the battle is perhaps best told by these passages from 19th century historical sources. (From Keeler, Lucy Elliot. 93d Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Stephenson; Reinterment of Remains of Major Geo. Croghan, Beneath the Monument Erected in His Honor on Fort Stephenson, Fremont, Ohio. Thursday, August 2, 1906. Proceedings Reprinted from the Publications of the Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society. 1907.) :
Edit: I should note that the practice of naming United States Army companies within a regiment or Corps alphabetically seems to have begun with the reorganization of the Army in 1815-16 after the war. I've not yet found any reference to Company A, B, C, etc. before the 40-some regular Army regiments raised during the War of 1812 were consolidated into a much smaller force. Before that period, Infantry, Artillery, and other services were listed under their captain's name, and perhaps numbered for tactical purposes.