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The Battle of the Thames - Thamesville, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Keldar5
N 42° 33.902 W 081° 55.839
17T E 423611 N 4712934
Quick Description: A marker for the Battle of the Thames.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 9/28/2019 7:25:42 AM
Waymark Code: WM11CKK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
Views: 1

Long Description:
From the website:

The Battle of the Thames, also known as the Battle of Moraviantown, was a decisive American victory in the War of 1812 against Great Britain and its Indian allies in Tecumseh's Confederacy. It took place on October 5, 1813 in Upper Canada, near Chatham. The British lost control of Southwestern Ontario as a result of the battle; Tecumseh and war chief Roundhead were killed, and Tecumseh's Confederacy largely fell apart.
British troops under Major General Henry Procter had occupied Detroit until the United States Navy gained control of Lake Erie, depriving them of their supplies. Procter was forced to retreat north up the Thames River to Moraviantown, followed by the tribal confederacy under Shawnee leader Tecumseh and war chief Roundhead who were his allies. American infantry and cavalry under Major General William Henry Harrison drove off the British and then defeated the Indians, who were demoralized by the deaths of Tecumseh and Roundhead in action. American control was re-established in the Detroit area, the tribal confederacy collapsed, and Procter was court-martialled for his poor leadership
Date Erected/Dedicated: October 1913

Who put it there? Private/Government?: The citizens of Thamesville

14376 Longwoods Road
Thamesville, Ontario Canada

County/Province: Ontario

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