Participants in the Battle of the Thames

Participants in the Battle of the Thames (HM1DGQ)

Location: Thamesville, ON N0P 2K0 Chatham-Kent Division
Country: Canada
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N 42° 33.856', W 81° 55.845'

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Tuesday, October 5, 1813

— Tecumseh Parkway —

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.
Placed ByTecumseh Parkway
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 12:43am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 423601 N 4712848
Decimal Degrees42.56426667, -81.93075000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 33.856', W 81° 55.845'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 33' 51.36" N, 81° 55' 50.70" W
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Area Code(s)407, 321
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 14249-14431 Regional Rd 2, Thamesville ON N0P 2K0, CA
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