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Thamesville in Chatham-Kent County, Ontario — Central Canada
 

The Burning of Fairfield

 

—Tecumseh Parkway —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
1. The Burning of Fairfield Marker
View, looking east, of the English text side of the historical marker.
Inscription. Robert McAfee, a soldier in Colonel Johnson's Mounted Regiment, kept a journal of his experiences, and wrote on October 7, 1813:

Spent the day in collecting in plunder ... Colonel Owings Regiment of Regulars came up and took charge of the plunder and the whole army marched off and we sett [sic] fire to the town, putting the first torch to the Moravian Church and consumed the whole to ashes and we continued our march down the river to the large plantation where the bake ovens were and encamped amidst plenty we had four or five hundred prisoners who appear to be much cast down but all glad it is no worse.

Tenlen, Jenny. "Book and Journal of Robert B. McAfee's Mounted Company, in Colonel Richard M. Johnson's Regiment, from May 19th, 1813, including Orders, &cc"
http://jtenlen.drizzlehosting.com/mcafee/papers/journal7.html
(January 18, 2012).

 
Erected by Tecumseh Parkway.
 
Location. 42° 35.111′ N, 81° 54.261′ W. Marker is in Thamesville, Ontario, in Chatham-Kent County. Marker is on Longwoods Road (Provincial Highway 2) east of Victoria Road (Provincial Highway 21), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. This historical marker is one of a series five of
The Burning of Fairfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
2. The Burning of Fairfield Marker
View, looking west, of the French text side of the historical marker.
historical markers, that are situated just west of the Fairfield Museum, on a by-passed section of the old Longwoods Road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14878 Longwoods Road, Thamesville, Ontario N0P 1C0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fairfield (here, next to this marker); Tecumseh (approx. 3.1 kilometers away); Battle of Moraviantown, 1813 (approx. 3.1 kilometers away); Prelude to Battle (approx. 3.1 kilometers away); Why Choose This Site? (approx. 3.1 kilometers away); Participants in the Battle of the Thames (approx. 3.1 kilometers away); a different marker also named Participants in the Battle of the Thames (approx. 3.1 kilometers away); a different marker also named Participants in the Battle of the Thames (approx. 3.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thamesville.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812
 
The Burning of Fairfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
3. The Burning of Fairfield Marker
A close-up view of the English text side of the historical marker.
The Burning of Fairfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
4. The Burning of Fairfield Marker
View of the cluster of Tecumseh Parkway markers, situated just west of the Fairfield Museum, which is the structure seen in the background of the picture.
The Burning of Fairfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
5. The Burning of Fairfield Marker
View of the cluster of Tecumseh Parkway markers, situated just west of the Fairfield Museum, on the by-passed section of Old Longwoods Road.
The Fairfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
6. The Fairfield Marker
View of the Tecumseh Parkway marker sign that is situated on the main roadway, just west of the cluster of Tecumseh Parkway markers, at the site of the historic Fairfield village.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 18, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 399 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 19, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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