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Battle of the Thames

The Battle of the Thames, also known as the Battle of Moraviantown was a battle in the War of 1812 on October 5, 1813.

British Colonel Henry Proctor[?] was retreating, against the advice of his ally Tecumseh, from Fort Malden[?] after Oliver Perry's victory in the Battle of Lake Erie. American General William Henry Harrison trailed Proctor through Ontario, until Tecumseh convinced Proctor to face Harrison in battle at Moraviantown on the Thames River.

Harrison had about 4000 infanty[?] and cavalry, while Proctor had about 500 soldiers, along with about 1000 natives led by Tecumseh. The American cavalry under Colonel Richard Johnson charged Proctor's line, and the British either fled or surrendered, although Tecumseh remained and fought until he was killed in a second charge.

Proctor was later reprimanded for cowardice. The victory marked the end of Tecumseh's native alliance, and led to the re-establishment of American control over the Northwest frontier.



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