"The first disaster [after the culmination of the tensions of the pre-cursors of the War of 1812] came at Chicago, where Fort Dearborn had stood for a dozen years. Lieutenant Linai T. Helm, second in command, lived to tell the story. Captain Heald got the information of War being declared, and on the 8th of August got Gen. Hull's order to evacuate the post of Fort Dearborn by the route of Detroit, or Fort Wayne, if practicable."
From The New Nation Grows... .