Battle of Moraviantown

Poignant Grief and Mortification - Well Earned Laurels Tarnished: The History of the Right Divisions Retreat up the River Thames and the Battle of Moraviantown by Thomas Fournier

On first talk in our online lecture series will take place on Saturday, November 7th at 1500 (EST).  This talk will focus on the Autumn of 1813 and examine the retreat of the British Right Division from Amherstburg, Upper Canada up the Thames River which will culminate in the Battle of the Thames (Moraviantown).

This will be largely a British perspective, drawing primarily from the seldom consulted testimony of Officers, Citizens and Soldiers given at the Court Martial of Major General Henry Proctor.

The events of October 5, 1813 will see the ruination of military careers, the building of the legacies and reputations of a future U.S. President and Vice-President, and the death of a dynamic Indigenous leader.


Tom Fournier describes himself as a history enthusiast.

He is an active War of 1812 re-enactor who at this time serves as the Lieutenant Colonel commanding the infantry elements of the Crown Forces North America as well as acting as the overall Second in Command.

Prior to this role he was a member of the 41st Regiment of Foot, rising through the ranks to become its commanding Officer.  Inspired by his time with the 41st Regiment, Tom has studied and researched its service in Canada.  Tom has written and lectured on the 41st Regiment.  Many of his writings can be found at: in the history section and the blog.  Tom has long had an interest in circumstances surrounding the Right Division’s (made up primarily of the 41st Regiment) retreat up the Thames River which ended with the Battle of the Thames.

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