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Near Chatham in Chatham-Kent County, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Skirmish at McCrae's House

 
 
Skirmish at McCrae's House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
1. Skirmish at McCrae's House Marker
Inscription. Following the defeat of the British at the Battle of the Thames on October 5, 1813, American forces controlled the Thames Valley west of Moraviantown. In early December a detachment of 3 officers and 36 men of the American 26th Regiment established a post near here at the house of Thomas McCrae. Before daybreak on December 15, 1813, they were surprised by Lieutenant Henry Medcalf and 32 members from the Norfolk and Middlesex Militia, the Kent Volunteers and the Provincial Dragoons. After a brief resistance the Americans surrendered and were taken prisoner.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Location. 42° 22.906′ N, 82° 14.997′ W. Marker is near Chatham, Ontario, in Chatham-Kent County. Marker is on Riverview Line (County Route 36) 2 kilometers west of Bloomfield Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. This historical marker is located west of Chatham, at a small roadside park, on the north side of the road, close to two Tecumseh Parkway markers, very near the Thames River. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7391 Riverview Line, Chatham, Ontario N0P, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Nations Encampment: Thomas McCrae Farm (a
Skirmish at McCrae's House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
2. Skirmish at McCrae's House Marker
A close-up view of the text on the historical marker.
few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Skirmish at McCrae's House (a few steps from this marker); British Army River Crossing to Dolsen's Landing (approx. 1.9 kilometers away); Casualties of the Skirmish (approx. 6 kilometers away); Skirmish at the Forks (approx. 6.1 kilometers away); a different marker also named Skirmish at the Forks (approx. 6.1 kilometers away); British Encampment: Forks of the Thames (approx. 6.1 kilometers away); The Forks (approx. 6.1 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Chatham.
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
Skirmish at McCrae's House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
3. Skirmish at McCrae's House Marker
View looking west, along Riverview Line, of the featured historical marker along with two, related, additional markers.
Skirmish at McCrae's House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
4. Skirmish at McCrae's House Marker
View looking east, along Riverview Line, of the featured historical marker along with two, related, additional markers.
Skirmish at McCrae's House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
5. Skirmish at McCrae's House Marker
View of the historical marker, in the foreground, with a view of the Thames River (as seen through the nearby trees) in the distant background.
Skirmish at McCrae's House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
6. Skirmish at McCrae's House Marker
Another view of both the featured historical marker and the two related markers with the Thames River in the background.
McCrae's House image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
7. McCrae's House
View of the McCrae House, which is the first structure to the east of the historical marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 417 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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