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  The War of 1812
At the Battle of Moraviantown - also known as the Battle of the Thames - American troops came as close as they ever would, to their goal of conquering Canada.
After the battle, British officials faced the prospect of losing all of Upper Canada west of Kingston.
The Battle of Moraviantown played a central role in the creation of the myths surrounding the three commanders involved in the conflict.
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  Thames River
Much of the Thames is surrounded by deciduous Carolinian forests, although much of this forest has been removed to allow for agriculture.
The river was the location of an important battle of the War of 1812.
The Battle of the Thames (also known as the Battle of Moraviantown) was fought on October 5, 1813, between American General William Henry Harrison and British General Henry Proctor[?], along with Procter's ally Tecumseh.
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 Military.com Content
A rare American land victory in the War of 1812, the Battle of the Thames helped the winning commander to the presidency and deprived the Indians of one of their greatest leaders.
Also a participant in that battle was the Shawnee brave Tecumseh, who was to face Harrison again at the Battle of the Thames.
The battle was fought along the Raisin River and was thenceforth known as the "River Raisin Massacre" by the Americans because, despite a promise of protection from the British commander, Colonel Proctor, wounded American prisoners were butchered by the Indians, some being burned to death in huts.
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 AllRefer.com - Thames, battle of the (U.S. History) - Encyclopedia
Thames, battle of the, engagement fought on the Thames River near Chatham, Ont. (Oct. 5, 1813), in the War of 1812.
Tecumseh was slain in battle, thus completely destroying the native confederacy he had raised against the United States.
By the battle of the Thames, U.S. control in the Northwest was restored.
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 battle of the Thames - HighBeam Encyclopedia
Thames, battle of the engagement fought on the Thames River near Chatham, Ont. (Oct. 5, 1813), in the War of 1812.
Thames Array Project Heralds Wave of Mega UK and European Wind Farms and Turbines, an Advisory from Industrialinfo.com.
Landmark moment in the battle for banks of the Thames; 25,000 homes planned along river _One tower would be tallest in Europe _Schemes pit residents against Mayor.
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 Battle of Tippecanoe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Tippecanoe was fought between United States forces led by Governor William Henry Harrison of the Indiana Territory and forces of Tecumseh's growing American Indian confederation.
The battle took place outside Prophetstown, near present-day Battle Ground, Indiana, and was part of what is sometimes known as Tecumseh's War, which continued into the War of 1812.
Although the battle was crushing, it was not until 1813 at the Battle of the Thames and the death of Tecumseh that his confederation was eliminated.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Tippecanoe   (571 words)

 where was the battle of the thames located   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Thames Barrier Park is located on the NORTH bank of the river Thames at Silvertown, London E16 and provides an...
Thames township, or "The Thames" as it was often referred to is located on the southern shores of the Hauraki Gulf.
Trafalgar Square is a square in central London that commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar...
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 Battle of the Thames - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of the Thames, also known as the Battle of Moraviantown, was a decisive American victory in the War of 1812 which took place on October 5, 1813, near Chatham, Ontario, in Upper Canada.
On October 5, Procter formed the British regulars in line of battle at Moraviantown and planned to trap Harrison on the banks of the Thames, driving the Americans off the road with cannon.
The Battle of the Thames was a decisive victory for the Americans that led to the re-establishment of American control over the Northwest frontier for the remainder of the war.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_the_Thames   (928 words)

 Niagara Historic Facts
Perry was present at the Battle of the Thames when Harrison's army defeated the British and Indians.
It was foolish to seek battle in such an unready a condition and despite Lawrence's words, his crew was being slaughtered, and surrendered in 15 minutes.
The British threw their dead crew men (officers excluded) immediately overboard in the heat of battle, so they wouldn't litter the deck during action; Americans were worked around, pulled out of the way, but later that day buried at sea as well.
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 History along the Thames River
The fields were still visible along the banks of the Thames and its tributaries even 125 years later and the first settlers, where they could, utilized these openings.
There were some huge battles put up by the Neutrals, but they could not defeat the new guns of the Iroquois.
Physical remains of such catastrophic battles were seen by Lt. Gov.
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 Tippecanoe Battlefield History
Believing the reconstruction of the confederation to be too risky and the chance of Indian survival under the United States government to be dim, he gathered his remaining followers and allied himself with the British forces.
Tecumseh played a key role in the War of 1812, being active in the fall of Detroit, but he was killed at the Battle of the Thames on October 5, 1813, at the age of forty-five.
He was in command at the capture of Detroit and the Battle of the Thames, where Tecumseh was killed.
www.tcha.mus.in.us /battlehistory.htm   (1371 words)

 Moraviantown, Battle of
The Battle of Moraviantown (sometimes called Battle of the Thames) occured 5 October 1813.
Following the American naval victory under Cdr Oliver H. Perry in the battle on 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.
The tired and dispirited British line broke early in the battle, leaving the Indians under TECUMSEH, who was killed, to fend for themselves.
thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0005431   (222 words)

 Thames. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
In the War of 1812 Gen. William Henry Harrison defeated British and Native American forces in the Battle of the Thames (October 5, 1813).
The spelling Thames, which first appears in 1649, is an example of the kind of “learned” respelling that went on in English from the late Renaissance through the Enlightenment, when the prestige of Latin and Greek prompted scholars to “correct” the form of many English words.
The a in Thames is etymologically correct, since the Latin forms had that vowel, but the h is a “learned” error, added in the mistaken belief that Thames derived from Greek.
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 Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial - Battle of Lake Erie Page 3. (U.S. National Park Service)
The Battle of Lake Erie proved one of the most resounding triumphs of the War of 1812.
Harrison's army pursued, decisively defeating the small British army and its allied Indian force on October 5, 1813 at the Battle of the Thames.
And later, during the peace talks, the dual victories of Lake Erie and the Thames insured that the states of Ohio and Michigan would remain the sovereign territory of the United States of America.
www.nps.gov /pevi/historyculture/battle_le_3.htm   (574 words)

 CHRS - Thames River - Fact Sheet
The Thames River watershed is nestled in the agricultural heartland of southwestern Ontario in close proximity to Lakes Huron, St. Clair and Erie.
The Thames River was one of the major theatres of the War of 1812.
The legendary Shawnee Chief Tecumseh died at the Battle of Moraviantown.
www.chrs.ca /Rivers/Thames/Thames-F_e.htm   (1458 words)

 Telegraph | Business | Bid battle for Thames Water
Australian infrastructure investor and utility group Alinta is preparing to wade into the bid battle for Thames Water, which has been hit by a flood of complaints over leaks.
Thames is expected to fetch between £7bn and £8bn.
Thames, which made a profit of £346m last year and applied for a drought order earlier this year, was expected to cut its average daily leakage rate to 860m litres, but in July it said it only managed to reduce it to 894m.
telegraph.co.uk /money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2006/08/05/cnthames05.xml   (479 words)

 National Park Service - Founders and Frontiersmen (Tippecanoe Battlefield)
The battle was followed by increased Indian depredations along the frontier and led the Indians to a closer alliance with the British in the War of 1812.
During the war, at the Battle of the Thames (1813), Harrison decisively defeated the Indians and British and left Tecumseh dead on the battlefield.
In the Battle of the Thames (1813), Harrison finally struck a fatal blow to the Indians.
www.cr.nps.gov /history/online_books/founders/sitec12.htm   (751 words)

 KY:Historical Society - Historical Marker Database - Search for Markers
He fought in the Battle of the Thames (in which Tecumseh was killed) in the Kentucky Sixth Regiment.
Commended by Shelby for leadership in Battle of the Thames, 1813.
Built at Whitley's Station by Col. William Whitley, noted pioneer and Indian fighter who was born in Virginia in 1749, came to Kentucky in 1775, and was killed at the Battle of the Thames in 1813.
kentucky.gov /kyhs/hmdb/MarkerSearch.aspx?mode=Subject&subject=201   (1147 words)

 Fort Tours | Battle of Thames
The Natives demolish the upper part of the bridge at McGregor’s Creek and then hide in the trees on the north bank of the stream.
The death of Tecumseh during the Battle of Thames, in which U.S. forces were commanded by William Henry Harrison, in 1813.
This enables the Americans to quickly swing to the left and concentrate on the battle in the swamp.
www.forttours.com /pages/thames.asp   (635 words)

 BBC NEWS | Business | Regulator eyes Thames bid battle
Thames' current owner - German utility group RWE - is reportedly looking to sell the company for about £7bn.
Thames Water is currently 44%-geared, so any new owner has room to increase the firm's debt.
Thames Water supplies water to eight million people across London and the south of England, and also provides sewage services to 13 million customers.
news.bbc.co.uk /go/rss/-/1/hi/business/5275040.stm   (365 words)

 Harrison's Battles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
He was in the Battle of Fallen Timbers and The Battle of Thames.
Harrison was a very brave man. Some of the battles he was in are The Battle of Tippecanoe, Battle of Thames, and The Battle of Fallen Timbers.
The third battle that Harrison was in was THE BATTLE OF THE THAMES in 1812.
www.wvec.k12.in.us /battle/battles.html   (296 words)

 Caractacus - British Chiefton. His last battle against the Romans. Tacitus.
Togodomus was killed in the battle of the Thames and Caractacus fled with his warriors to continue the war in the land of the Silures (South Wales).
Caractacus selected a hill fort, to fight a decisive battle with the Romans, where it was both easy for the Britons to move forward to attack the Romans but also to retreat if things did not go well in the battle.
Caractacus, darted everywhere, telling his men that this battle would be the beginning of the recovery of their freedom or else of everlasting slavery.
resourcesforhistory.com /caractacus.htm   (626 words)

 The War of 1812
Perry stowed his "spaniel dog" in the china cabinet in the wardroom of LAWRENCE during the battle.
The dog was unhurt, but howled throughout the battle, barking at the enemy.
British used "Congreve rockets" in battle to scare the enemy.
www.rickriordan.com /war_of_1812.htm   (1520 words)

 Army History Research
Apart from MG William Henry Harrison’s victories at Detroit and the Battle of the Thames, most of America’s early victories in the war came against the Royal Navy on the high seas and on Lake Erie.
While the Americans captured Fort George along the Niagara River on 27 May 1813, and won an important victory in early October at the Battle of the Thames in Canada, the year ended with another disastrous invasion of Canada, this time led by MG James Wilkinson, in the late fall.
Nevertheless, the Battle of Chippewa was an important event in the annals of U.S. Army history.
www.armyhistory.org /armyhistorical.aspx?pgID=868&id=56&exCompID=32   (4808 words)

 Battle of the Thames
The British army was retreating from Fort Malden, Ontario after Oliver Hazard Perry's victory in the Battle of Lake Erie.
The Battle of the Thames was the most important land battle of the War of 1812 in the American Northwest.
Ohio Historical Society, 2005, "Battle of the Thames", Ohio History Central: An Online Encyclopedia of Ohio History.
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 Battle of Thames   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Battle of Thames, also known as the Battle of Moraviantown, was a battle in the War of 1812 which took place on October 5, 1813.
Proctor planned to trap Harrison on the banks of the Thames, driving the Americans off the road with his cannons, but the cannons failed to fire.
The battle of thames victory marked the end of Tecumseh's native alliance, and led to the re-establishment of American control over the Northwest frontier.
www.warof1812-history.com /Battle-of-Thames.aspx   (260 words)

 These have been discontinued and quantities are limited. - Clearance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The 3 5/8" x 1 5/8" flanges, attached to a short steel tube which mounted sturdily to a wooden shaft, providing an excellent weapon that was light, quick, and yet could deliver a crushing blow.
The term "battle ready", when used to describe a sword, means that the sword is made of high carbon spring steel - a very strong and flexible steel.
If you place an order for one of our replica weapons (swords, maces, axes, etc.), you agree that you are at least 18 years old and have read our Sword Care and Safety section and you will be responsible for your weapon's use or misuse.
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 Euro2day :: Macquarie wins battle for Thames Water
Macquarie, the Australian Bank, last night won the hotly contested auction for Thames Water, the UK's largest water company, being sold by RWE, the German utility group, in a deal valued at £8bn.
RWE had been running a dual-track process on Thames to assess whether it should sell the company or float it on the stock exchange.
Thames has repeatedly failed to meet leakage targets set by Ofwat, the water regulator.
www.euro2day.gr /articlesfna/22454834   (781 words)

 Thames, battle of the. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
engagement fought on the Thames River near Chatham, Ont. (Oct. 5, 1813), in the War of 1812.
William H. Harrison led an American force of about 3,000 against a British army of approximately 400 regulars commanded by Gen. Henry A. Procter, reinforced by 1,000 Native Americans under Tecumseh.
By the battle of the Thames, U.S. control in the Northwest was restored.
www.bartleby.com /65/th/Thamesbat.html   (176 words)

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