Captain James Sympson Diary,1813

Descriptive Summary

Title
Captain James Sympson Diary,1813
Creator
Sympson, Captain James
Extent
1 v., 120 p.: diagrams
Subjects
Tecumseh, Shawnee Chief, 1773-1813
Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841
Sympson, James
Battle of the Thames, 1813
Fort Malden, (Mi.)
United States--History--War of 1812--Campaigns
United States--History--War of 1812--Regimental histories
United States--History--War of 1812--Personal narratives
Kentucky--History--Sources
Clark County--Kentucky
Kentucky--Genealogy
Finding Aid Author
Staff
Repository
Kentucky Historical Society

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The Battle of the Thames on October 5, 1813 was the last attempt of General William Henry Harrison to reclaim from the British the land that was lost earlier in 1812. The recovery of this land in the Detroit area was largely due to the efforts of Kentucky Regulars and a volunteer militia. It was during this battle that the great Indian chief Tecumseh was killed.
Scope and Content
A journal by Captain James Sympson concerning his company of the Kentucky Volunteer Militia, dated August 21-October 20, 1813. The entries are about the activities surrounding the Battle of the Thames campaign and an account of the battle proper. Includes diagrams, descriptions of the marches, a company roster, and a description of Fort Malden, Detroit.
Includes diagrams.
Published in the Register, v. 11 (Sept., 1913).