A map showing the route of General Hull's army in green and (scout) Robert Lucas's route in red:
From the Detroit News:
"Robert Lucas, a scout and future governor of Ohio, was days ahead of the army. He reached the Black Swamp in June, writing in his journal:
'Proceeded on to the foot of the rapids through a tremendous Swamp of 40 miles distance … the Swamp being without intermission from knee deep to belly deep to our horses for 8 or 10 miles together.'"
The Toledo Blade published The Man Who Saved Toledo about the man for whom Lucas County, Ohio, is named, Robert Lucas.