Battle of Moraviantown, 1813

Battle of Moraviantown, 1813 (HM1HHX)

Location: Thamesville, Ontario N0P 2K0 Chatham-Kent Division
Country: Canada
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N 42° 33.931', W 81° 55.858'

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Bataille de Moraviantown, 1813

— (Battle of the Thames) / (Bataille de la Thames) —

English
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.

French
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 le célèbre chef shawnee, Tecumseh, qui avait oeuvé à l’unification des Premières Nations sur le territoire américain avoisinant pour lutter contre la colonisation de leurs terres et s’opposer à l’influence indésirable des colons sur leur mode de vie. À l’issue de cette bataille, une petit partie du Haut-Canada est occupée par l’ennemi jusqu’à la fin de la guerre de 1812, en 1815, dateà laquelle elle repasse sous contrôle britannique. Cependant, le rêve de Tecumseh meurt en grande partie avec lui, car la guerre n’aura fait que retarder l’expansion américaine sur les territories autochtones de l’Ohio, du Michigan, de l’Indiana et de l’Illinois.
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HM NumberHM1HHX
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Placed ByOntario Heritage Trust
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Date Added Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 at 9:45pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 423585 N 4712987
Decimal Degrees42.56551667, -81.93096667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 33.931', W 81° 55.858'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 33' 55.86" N, 81° 55' 51.48" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 14249-14431 Chatham-Kent County Road 2, Thamesville Ontario N0P 2K0, CA
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