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Battle of the Thames River

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William Henry Harrison
Battle of Lake Erie
Oliver Hazard Perry


Definition: American victory on October 5, 1813, toward the end of the War of 1812. At Moraviantown, in Ontario, Canada, American forces under the command of General William Henry Harrison defeated a combined British-Native American force that was retreating from the Lake Erie area after Oliver Hazard Perry's victory there. The force also included the Shawnee leader Tecumseh, who was killed in the battle.

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