Skirmish at the Forks

Skirmish at the Forks (HM1CR0)

Location: Chatham-Kent, ON N7M 4L5 Chatham-Kent Division
Country: Canada

N 42° 24.399', W 82° 11.067'

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Monday, October 4, 1813

— Tecumseh Parkway —

Robert McAfee, a member of Colonel Johnson's Kentucky Mounted Regiment, described the skirmish in his journal. He wrote:

Oct 4: ?a woman ? informed us that about six miles above the River forked, that there was a large bridge across the mouth of the Right hand fork and a mill and a bridge about about about a mile and a half up the fork where the Indians were encamped [sic] and she expected that they would make a stand and fight ? about twelve o'clock the firing commenced on our left and our cannon opened at the Bridge at the mouth of creek ? we got in sight of the Creek, which when we approached the firing became general along our lines which we immediately formed in order of battle and my company came up directly at the Bridge and Indian Camp which a few fires soon routed ? several of my company narrowly escaped being killed or wounded, but half an hour put us in possession of the Bridge and whole Indian Camp ? In this fight Captain Rice and Combs of our Regiment each had a man killed and Sergeant-Major Dickison was shot thro [sic] the thigh and had his horse killed under him. Captain Craig was wounded in the shoulder ...
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Placed ByTecumseh Parkway
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 10:35pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 402533 N 4695607
Decimal Degrees42.40665000, -82.18445000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 24.399', W 82° 11.067'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 24' 23.94" N, 82° 11' 4.02" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3703 Tecumseh Pkwy, Chatham-Kent ON N7M 4L5, CA
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