Thamesville in Chatham-Kent County, Ontario — Central Canada
Battle of Moraviantown, 1813
Bataille de Moraviantown, 1813
—(Battle of the Thames) / (Bataille de la Thames) —
In September 1813, during the second year of the War of 1812, the United States won control of Lake Erie, cutting British supply lines with the east and forcing the British to withdraw from the Detroit River region. Then, on October 5, 1813, 3,000 Americans, including their Aboriginal allies, defeated 950 British, Canadians, and Natives at this site. Among those killed was the famous Shawnee leader, Tecumseh, who had worked to unite the First Nations in neighbouring American territory to resist settlers expansion into their homelands and unwanted influence in their lives. The battle place a small part of Upper Canada under enemy occupation until 1815, when the War of 1812 ended and it returned to British control. Tecumseh’s dream, however, largely died with him, as the war only delayed American expansion into Indigenous territory in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois.
En septembre 1813, au cours de la deuxième année de la guerre de 1812, le États-Unis s’emparent du contrôle du lac Erie, coupant les voies d’approvisionnement britanniques avec l’Est et forçent les Britanniques à se retirer de la région de la riviére Detroit. Le 5 octobre 1813, 3 000 Américains et leurs alliés autochtones battent ici 950 Britanniques, Canadiens, et Autochtones. Citons au nombre des personnes que périssent
Erected by Ontario Heritage Trust.
Location. 42° 33.931′ N, 81° 55.858′ W. Marker is in Thamesville, Ontario, in Chatham-Kent County. Marker is on Longwoods Road (County Route 2), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. 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. Tecumseh (within shouting distance of this marker); Prelude to Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); Why Choose This Site? (within shouting distance of this marker); Participants in the Battle of the Thames Participants in the Battle of the Thames (about 90 meters away); a different marker also named Participants in the Battle of the Thames (about 90 meters away); a different marker also named Participants in the Battle of the Thames (about 120 meters away); a different marker also named Participants in the Battle of the Thames (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thamesville.
More about this marker. These markers are located on unnamed side road leading south along with other markers relating to the Battle of the Thames.
Also see . . . Battle of the Thames (Moraviantown) - War of 1812. The Battle of the Thames (sometimes called the Battle of Moraviantown) occurred 5 October 1813, during the War of 1812. Following the American naval victory under Captain Oliver H. Perry in the Battle of Lake Erie at Put-in-Bay on 10 September 1813, the entire western peninsula of Upper Canada was in danger of falling into enemy hands. Major General Henry Procter, who commanded all British (Submitted on October 29, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • Native Americans • War of 1812 •
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