Today in Michigan History

October 5, 1813

Americans defeated the British at the Battle of the Thames.

A numerically superior American army led by General William Henry Harrison caught a combined British and Native American force retreating from Detroit at a place along the Thames River near present-day Chatham, Ontario. The Americans won an overwhelming victory that left Native American leader Tecumseh dead.

Thank you Michigan History Magazine for this glimpse into our past.  See more at www.michiganhistorymagazine.com.

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