(Oct. 5, 1813) Decisive U.S. victory over the British in the War of 1812. After the British defeat in the Battle of Lake Erie, U.S. troops under Gen. William H. Harrison pursued retreating British soldiers across the Ontario peninsula. The British force of 600 regulars and 1,000 Indians under Tecumseh met 3,500 U.S. troops at the Thames River near Moraviantown, Ont. The outnumbered British were quickly defeated, and Tecumseh was killed. The U.S. victory ended the Indian alliance with the British and made Harrison a national hero.
Event: Thames, Battle of the
Definition: battle (military operation)
Significance: land warfare
Related Event: 1812, War of
Related Place: United Kingdom, Canada, Ontario, United States
Keywords: United Kingdom, Thamesville, Canada, Ontario, Thames, Battle of the, Battle of the Thames, battle, 1812, War of, land warfare, United States, Shawnee