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Battle of the Thames 200th Anniversary Honored With Re-Enactment

Monday, 07 Oct 2013 04:09 PM

By Morgan Chilson

On the 200th anniversary of the Battle of the Thames, four years of planning culminated in a re-enactment of the important confrontation during the War of 1812, the Battle of Thames River.

Thousands of people came to Chatham-Kent, Ontario, to watch the Americans take on the British and their allies, learning about history and a battle that would be the last stand of Chief Tecumseh, the Chatham Daily News said. Tecumseh was part of the First Nations coalition that fought with the British militia against the Americans.

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One spectator told the Daily News that re-enactors took the time to educate people about what was happening on the battlefield, which was a tumultuous mix of red British uniforms, Indian warriors with the First Nations, and the white and blue uniforms of Americans.

Before the battle, held the same day, Oct. 5, as the original battle, a group of people from the Amherstburg’s Fort Malden National Historic Site retraced the 145-kilometer trek the British made that ended on the Thames battlefield, NewsOxy reported. It took the group 10 days to make the walk, and they participated in other re-enactments along the way.

The re-enactment brought some battlefield realities to the many watching, including smells of gun powder and smoke drifting in the air, noise and chaos, although nothing could recreate the devastation that occurred in 1813.

Re-enactors camped out overnight, living much as soldiers must have 200 years ago, the Daily News said.

The battle began with an educational day on Friday, and a twitter post from the Chatham-Kent Fire Department said 99 school buses brought children to learn about the historic battle.

And even 200 years later, some still felt the defeat. . .

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