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

Participants in the Battle of the Thames

Tuesday, October 5, 1813

 

—Tecumseh Parkway —

 
Participants in the Battle of the Thames Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
1. Participants in the Battle of the Thames Marker
View, looking south, of the English text side of the historical marker.
Inscription. James Johnson 1774-1826: The brother of Richard Johnson, James was elected as a Kentucky State senator in 1808. He served as a lieutenant colonel in Johnson's Mounted Infantry and led the charge on the British lines at the Battle of the Thames along with his two sons. Following the war, he served in the U.S. House of representatives.

Richard Mentor Johnson 1780-1850: From Kentucky, Johnson was elected to the House of Representatives in 1806. He served as a colonel in the American Army during the war and raised Johnson's Regiment of Mounted Infantry hat led the charge on the First Nations lines. After the war, Johnson served as a senator and the 9th Vice President of the United States. He is believed to be Tecumseh's killer.

Simon Kenton 1755-1836: From Virginia, Kenton fled to the Ohio and Kentucky wilderness from 1771-1792 because he mistakenly thought that he had killed a man. He fought against the Shawnee in Dunsmore's War in 1774 and participated in the Indian Wars of the 1790s. A friend of Daniel Boone, Kenton served as a brigadier general of the Ohio Militia and fought at the Battle of the Thames.

Oliver Hazard Perry 1785-1819: After defeating the British fleet at the Battle of Lake Erie, Perry joined General Harrison's force on land and participated in the mounted charge at the Battle of the Thames.
Participants in the Battle of the Thames Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
2. Participants in the Battle of the Thames Marker
View, looking north, of the French text side of the historical marker.
For his service in the war, Perry was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 1814.
 
Erected by Tecumseh Parkway.
 
Location. 42° 33.863′ N, 81° 55.844′ W. Marker is near Thamesville, Ontario, in Chatham-Kent County. Marker can be reached from Longwoods Road (Provincial Highway 2) 4.2 kilometers east of Victoria Road (Provincial Highway 21), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. The historical marker is located in a Historical Park, that commemorates the Battle of the Thames, along the east side of a park roadway with a long series of Tecumseh Parkway markers. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14376 Longwoods Road, Thamesville, Ontario N0P, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Participants in the Battle of the Thames (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Participants in the Battle of the Thames (a few steps from this marker); The Bugles Sound (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Participants in the Battle of the Thames (within shouting distance of this marker); Assault on Backmetack Marsh (within shouting
Participants in the Battle of the Thames Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
3. Participants in the Battle of the Thames Marker
A close-up view of the English text side of the historical marker.
distance of this marker); a different marker also named Participants in the Battle of the Thames (within shouting distance of this marker); The Death of Tecumseh (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Participants in the Battle of the Thames (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Thamesville.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812
 
Participants in the Battle of the Thames Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
4. Participants in the Battle of the Thames Marker
A close-up view of a portrait of James Johnson, that is displayed on the historical marker.
Participants in the Battle of the Thames Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
5. Participants in the Battle of the Thames Marker
A close-up view of a portrait of Richard Mentor Johnson, that is displayed on the historical marker.
Participants in the Battle of the Thames Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
6. Participants in the Battle of the Thames Marker
A close-up view of a portrait of Simon Kenton, that is displayed on the historical marker.
Participants in the Battle of the Thames Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
7. Participants in the Battle of the Thames Marker
A close-up view of a portrait of Oliver Hazard Perry, that is displayed on the historical marker.
Participants in the Battle of the Thames Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
8. Participants in the Battle of the Thames Marker
View of the short park roadway that is lined with a series of Tecumseh Parkway historical markers, including this featured historical marker.
Participants in the Battle of the Thames Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
9. Participants in the Battle of the Thames Marker
View, looking south, of the featured historical marker, located as the seventh marker from the beginning of a series of Tecumseh Parkway historical markers.
Participants in the Battle of the Thames Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
10. Participants in the Battle of the Thames Marker
View, looking north, of the featured historical marker, located as the seventh marker from the beginning of a series of Tecumseh Parkway historical markers.
Tecumseh Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
11. Tecumseh Memorial
View of the nearby Tecumseh Memorial.
 
 
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