Participants in the Battle of the Thames

Participants in the Battle of the Thames (HM1DGN)

Location: Thamesville, ON N0P 2K0 Chatham-Kent Division
Country: Canada
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N 42° 33.863', W 81° 55.844'

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Tuesday, October 5, 1813

— Tecumseh Parkway —

James Johnson 1774-1826: The brother of Richard Johnson, James was elected as a Kentucky State senator in 1808. He served as a lieutenant colonel in Johnson's Mounted Infantry and led the charge on the British lines at the Battle of the Thames along with his two sons. Following the war, he served in the U.S. House of representatives.

Richard Mentor Johnson 1780-1850: From Kentucky, Johnson was elected to the House of Representatives in 1806. He served as a colonel in the American Army during the war and raised Johnson's Regiment of Mounted Infantry hat led the charge on the First Nations lines. After the war, Johnson served as a senator and the 9th Vice President of the United States. He is believed to be Tecumseh's killer.

Simon Kenton 1755-1836: From Virginia, Kenton fled to the Ohio and Kentucky wilderness from 1771-1792 because he mistakenly thought that he had killed a man. He fought against the Shawnee in Dunsmore's War in 1774 and participated in the Indian Wars of the 1790s. A friend of Daniel Boone, Kenton served as a brigadier general of the Ohio Militia and fought at the Battle of the Thames.

Oliver Hazard Perry 1785-1819: After defeating the British fleet at the Battle of Lake Erie, Perry joined General Harrison's force on land and participated in the mounted charge at the Battle of the Thames. For his service in the war, Perry was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 1814.
Placed ByTecumseh Parkway
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Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 3:35pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 423603 N 4712861
Decimal Degrees42.56438333, -81.93073333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 33.863', W 81° 55.844'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 33' 51.78" N, 81° 55' 50.64" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 14249-14431 Regional Rd 2, Thamesville ON N0P 2K0, CA
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