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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. Jacques (James) Baby 1763-1833: A member of the Legislative and Executive Council for Upper Canada, judge for the Western District, and in command of the 1st Kent Militia, Baby was captured by the Americans at the Battle of the Thames.

Billy Caldwell 1780-1841: The son of William Caldwell and his Mohawk wife, Billy was a captain in the Indian Department and became a Potowatomi chief after the war.

William Caldwell 1750-1822: Of Scots-Irish descent, Caldwell fought in Butler's Rangers and with Joseph Brant during the American Revolution. He later became a merchant in partnership with Matthew Elliot and commanded Caldwell's Rangers at the Battle of the Thames.

Matthew Elliot 1739-1814: A Loyalist, originally from Ireland, Elliot was a fur trader, militia officer, veteran of the American Revolution, Indian agent, merchant, and member of the House of Assembly in Upper Canada. After establishing himself in Amherstburg following the Revolution, Elliot was appointed Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the District of Detroit and was instrumental in securing support of the native alliance for Britain during the war.

Thomas McKee 1770-1814: A soldier and politician, Thomas was the son of Alexander McKee and a Shawnee mother. He served as a major in the British Army in the 1790s before becoming Superintendent
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.
of Indian Affairs at Amherstburg. McKee was also a Member of Parliament and a major in the militia.
 
Erected by Tecumseh Parkway.
 
Location. 42° 33.889′ N, 81° 55.841′ 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. Touch 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); Why Choose This Site? (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Participants in the Battle of the Thames (within shouting distance of this marker); Prelude to Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Participants in the Battle of the Thames (within
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.
shouting distance of 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 this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thamesville.
 
Categories. Settlements & 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 Jacques Baby, 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 Thomas McKee, 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
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
7. Participants in the Battle of the Thames Marker
View of the featured historical marker, located as the third 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
8. Tecumseh Memorial
View of the nearby Tecumseh Memorial.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 21, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 470 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on January 21, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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