On August 16, 1812, American forces surrendered Fort Detroit to the British during the War of 1812. British General Issac Brock joined together with Tecumseh to attack the Americans in Detroit. On August 15, the British bombarded Fort Detroit. Then on the 16th, Brock led his men joined with Native Americans on a march towards Detroit. However, instead of fighting against the British, the American General Hull surrendered due to the number of American civilians his forces were protecting. Fort Detroit was in an extremely strategic location and allowed the British to control a huge expanse of American land. The War would continue until December 24, 1814 when the Treaty of Ghent was signed and everything including was returned to the status quo from before the war.