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Near Thamesville in Chatham-Kent Division, 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.  John Adair 1757-1840: Pioneer, soldier, and statesman, Adair was a veteran of the American Revolution, was 8th governor of Kentucky, and represented that state in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate. He fought at the Battle of the Thames and was subsequently rewarded for his service, being appointed adjutant general of Kentucky.

Lewis Cass 1782-1866: A military officer and politician, Cass was governor of the Michigan Territory and, later, U.S. senator representing Michigan. He served as a brigadier general at the Battle of the Thames. He ran unsuccessfully for president in 1848.

Joseph Desha 1768-1842: Desha served in the U.S. House of Representatives and was the 9th governor of Kentucky. He served as a major general in command of the 7th Brigade of Kentucky Militia and commanded a division at the Battle of the Thames.

William Henry Harrison 1773-1841: Commander of the U.S. Army of the Northwest.
 
Erected by Tecumseh Parkway.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era
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.
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War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #09 William Henry Harrison series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
 
Location. 42° 33.869′ N, 81° 55.843′ W. Marker is near Thamesville, Ontario, in Chatham-Kent Division. 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. 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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14376 Longwoods Road, Thamesville, Ontario N0P 2K0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
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); a different marker also named Participants in the Battle of the Thames (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Participants in the Battle of the Thames (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bugles Sound (within shouting distance of
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.
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 distance of this marker); Why Choose This Site? (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thamesville.
 
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 William Henry Harrison, 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 John Adair, 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 Lewis Cass, 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 Joseph Desha, 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 north, of the short park roadway that is lined with a series of Tecumseh Parkway historical markers, including this featured historical marker, seen in the foreground.
Tecumseh Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
10. Tecumseh Memorial
View of the nearby Tecumseh Memorial.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 17, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 554 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on March 17, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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