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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. Isaac Shelby 1750-1826: Shelby was the 1st and 5th governor of Kentucky and a veteran of the American Revolution. As governor and at 63years of age, Shelby personally led the Kentucky Militia at the Battle of the Thames.

Tarhe 1742-1816: A Wyandot chief and loyal American, he marched with his warriors throughout General Harrison's campaign in Canada and fought at the Battle of the Thames despite being 72 years old.

William Whitley 1749-1813: Veteran of the Indian Wars, militia leader, frontiersman, and member of the Kentucky General Assembly, Lieutenant Colonel Whitley participated in the charge of the "Forlorn Hope" against Tecumseh at the Battle of the Thames. He was killed in the battle and was buried on the battlefield. Some accounts indicate that Whitley, not Johnson, killed Tecumseh.

Elisha Whittlesey 1783-1863: A frontiersman and lawyer, Whittlesey served as a brigadier general and secretary to General Harrison. He was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives and a congressman from 1823-1838. He held many important posts in Washington, serving under many presidents including Abraham Lincoln.
 
Erected by Tecumseh Parkway.
 
Location. 42° 33.856′ N, 81° 55.845′ W. Marker
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.
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. The Bugles Sound (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Participants in the Battle of the Thames (a few steps from this marker); Assault on Backmetack Marsh (a few steps from 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); 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thamesville.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansWar of 1812
 
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.
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 Isaac Shelby, 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 Tarhe, "The Crane," 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, looking south, of the featured historical marker, located as the eighth 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
8. Participants in the Battle of the Thames Marker
View, looking north, of the featured historical marker, located as the eighth 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
9. Tecumseh Memorial
View of the nearby Tecumseh Memorial.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 17, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 431 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on March 17, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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