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Battle of Tippecanoe

This articles describes the Battle of Tippecanoe in the War of 1812.
Battle of Tippecanoe
Prophetstown at the Battle of Tippecanoe

Hostilities on the Rise

As America's population spread westward, hostilities between settlers in the Indiana Territory and Tecumseh's Indian Confederacy intensified.

The Razing of Prophetstown

On November 6, 1811, territorial governor William Henry Harrison and 1,000 riflemen marched to the village of Prophetstown for the purposes of clearing the land for American settlers. The march was timed to coincide with the absence of the great Native warrior, Tecumseh, who was recruiting warriors in the south for his cause. Early that morning, Harrison's men were ambushed. Despite a brutal battle in the dark morning, Harrison's men succeeding in causing the Natives to retreat. Two days later, American forces burned Prophetstown to the ground. The razing of Prophetstown so angered the Native Americans, that many decided to join the British cause against the Americans.

War of 1812 Battles

November 7th, 1811 - Battle of Tippecanoe
July 17, 1812 - Battle of Fort Mackinac
August 15, 1812 - Massacre at Fort Dearborn
October 13, 1812 - Battle of Queenston's Heights
January 22, 1813 - Battle of Frenchtown
March 30, 1813 - Battle of Lacolle Mills
April 27, 1813 - Battle of York
May 1-9, 1813 - Siege at Fort Meigs
August 15-16, 1813 - Surrender of Fort Detroit
September 10, 1813 - Battle of Lake Erie
October 5, 1813 - Battle of Thames
1813-1814 - Creek War
July 5- 1814 - Battle of Chippawa
July 25, 1814 - Battle of Lundy's Lane
August 24, 1814 - Battle of Bladensburg
August 25, 1814 - The Razing of Washington
September 6-11, 1814 - Battle of Plattsburgh
September 12-14, 1814 - Siege of Baltimore
November 11, 1814 - Battle of Crysler's Farm
January 8, 1815 - Battle of New Orleans

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