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Battle of the Thames Commemorative Ribbon

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Title:
Battle of the Thames Commemorative Ribbon
Date: 
ca. 1824
Medium: 
Silk
Classification: 
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. ( 22.2 x 7 cm )
Description: 
White silk ribbon printed in black with "TO COMMEMORATE/ THE/ BATTLE OF THE THAMES,/ October 5th, 1813." and at bottom with "FIRST IN WAR- FIRST IN PEACE- FIRST IN THE HEARTS OF THEIR/ COUNTRYMEN."; copper engraved bust portrait of General William H. Harrison surrounded by curve-edged frame; printed below "GEN. Wm. H. HARRISON."; smaller bust portraits of George Washington and Lafayette surrounded by foliate design frames below.
Date End: 
1 824
Object Number: 
INV.6599
Gallery Label: 
On October 5, 1813, Harrison led his army against British soldiers and Indian warriors at Moraviantown along the Thames River in Ontario, Canada. The Americans won a total victory, with British soldiers surrendering and the Indians scattering after the death of their leader, Tecumseh. This was one of the most important land battles of the War of 1812 in the American Northwest. General Harrison's victory marked the end of Tecumseh's Confederacy and the downfall of the Indians in Ohio.
Date Begin: 
1824
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group