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Chatham in Chatham-Kent County, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Casualties of the Skirmish

Monday, October 4, 1813

 

—Tecumseh Parkway —

 
Casualties of the Skirmish Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
1. Casualties of the Skirmish Marker
Inscription. There were many casualties at the skirmish at the Forks. Although we do not presently know the identities of the warriors who were killed, we do know that two Kentucky men in Colonel Johnson's Mounted Infantry lost their lives at this site on that day:

• Private Foster Bartlett of Captain William Rice's Company who enlisted on August 15, 1813.

• Private William (or Wilham) Hardwick of Captain Samuel Combs' company who enlisted on May 20, 1813.
 
Erected by Tecumseh Parkway.
 
Location. 42° 24.399′ N, 82° 11.068′ W. Marker is in Chatham, Ontario, in Chatham-Kent County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of William Street North and Murray Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. The historical marker is located in Chatham, at the point of "The Forks" of the Thames River, in Tecumseh Park, situated along a park walkway. Marker is at or near this postal address: 89 William Street North, Chatham, Ontario N7M 4L5, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Skirmish at the Forks (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Skirmish at the Forks (here, next to this marker); British Encampment: Forks of the Thames
Casualties of the Skirmish Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
2. Casualties of the Skirmish Marker
Close-up view, looking west, of the English text side of the historical marker.
(here, next to this marker); The Forks (here, next to this marker); Tecumseh (within shouting distance of this marker); Chatham Blockhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Chatham Armoury (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); John Brown's Convention 1858 (approx. 0.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chatham.
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
Casualties of the Skirmish Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
3. Casualties of the Skirmish Marker
Close-up view, looking east, of the French text side of the historical marker.
Casualties of the Skirmish Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
4. Casualties of the Skirmish Marker
Close-up view of the "Roll of Captain William M. Rice's Company, Kentucky Mounted Infantry," that is displayed on the historical marker.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
5. Casualties of the Skirmish Marker
View of the historical marker in the foreground, with a view of the "The Forks" of the Thames River in the background.
Casualties of the Skirmish Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
6. Casualties of the Skirmish Marker
View, looking east, of the historical marker, with a distant view of Tecumseh Park in the background.
Casualties of the Skirmish Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
7. Casualties of the Skirmish Marker
View of the park walkway that leads to "The Forks" of the Thames River, where several Tecumseh Parkway historical markers are located.
Casualties of the Skirmish Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
8. Casualties of the Skirmish Marker
View of the "The Forks" of the Thames River, where several Tecumseh Parkway historical markers are located.
View of The Forks image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
9. View of The Forks
View of the cannon situated at "The Forks" of the Thames River.
Tecumseh Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
10. Tecumseh Park Sign
View, looking north on William Street North, of the sign for Tecumseh Park, where the historical marker is located, and a distant view of the Tecumseh Parkway sign used to alert motorists of the presence of these historical markers.
The Forks of the Thames image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
11. The Forks of the Thames
View, looking north on William Street North, of the Tecumseh Parkway sign used to alert motorists of the presence of these historical markers in Tecumseh Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 346 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on January 20, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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