Participants in the Battle of the Thames

Participants in the Battle of the Thames (HM1CRT)

Location: Thamesville, ON N0P 2K0 Chatham-Kent Division
Country: Canada
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N 42° 33.889', W 81° 55.841'

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Tuesday, October 5, 1813

— Tecumseh Parkway —

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 of Indian Affairs at Amherstburg. McKee was also a Member of Parliament and a major in the militia.
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Placed ByTecumseh Parkway
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Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 12:58am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 423608 N 4712909
Decimal Degrees42.56481667, -81.93068333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 33.889', W 81° 55.841'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 33' 53.34" N, 81° 55' 50.46" W
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Area Code(s)605
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 14249-14431 Regional Rd 2, Thamesville ON N0P 2K0, CA
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