Encyclopedia of the War of 1812 By David Stephen Heidler, Jeanne T. Heidler Contributor David Stephen Heidler, Jeanne T. Heidler Published by Naval Institute Press, 2004 ISBN 1591143624, 9781591143628 636 pages
Go to Page 556, where you'll find mention of Brigadier General James Winchester.According to the information given in the Encyclopedia, Winchester was ordered to raise an army and march to Detroit to reinforce William Hull's forces.Winchester sent Col. William Lewis ahead.On 18 Jan 1813, Lewis encountered and drove off a British force at Frenchtown.
Better yet, go to http://www.google.com/http://www.google.com/ and type this in the search box: "Col+William+lewis" and Frenchtown and click on search.Then go back to http://www.google.com/http://www.google.com/ and type this in the search box:"Colonel+William+Lewis" and Frenchtown.
The index to compiled service records of volunteers in the War of 1812, found at www.ancestry.com confirms that a William Lewis served in the 5th Regiment of Kentucky Volunteers, inducted as a Lieutenant and discharged as a Colonel.
(See "Kentucky Soldiers of the War of 1812," a 1969 reprint, by the Genealogical Publishing Company, of the original publication (1891):"Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky:Soldiers of the War of 1812")