Battle of Tippecanoe

1811 battle

The Battle of Tippecanoe (/ˌtɪpikəˈn/ TIP-ee-kə-NOO) was fought on November 7, 1811 in Battle Ground, Indiana between American forces led by Governor William Henry Harrison of the Indiana Territory and forces associated with Shawnee leader Tecumseh and his brother Tenskwatawa.

Battle of Tippecanoe
Part of American Indian Wars and Tecumseh's War

19th-century depiction by Alonzo Chappel of the final charge that dispersed the Indians[1]
DateNovember 7, 1811
40°30′22″N 86°50′42″W / 40.506°N 86.845°W / 40.506; -86.845
Result United States tactical victory[2]
Tecumseh's Confederacy  United States
Commanders and leaders
Tenskwatawa United States William Henry Harrison
500–700 warriors 250 infantry,
90 cavalry,
700 militia
Casualties and losses
Estimated 50–65 killed and 70–80 wounded
62 killed,
126 wounded
Battle of Tippecanoe is located in Indiana
Battle of Tippecanoe
Location within Indiana
Battle of Tippecanoe is located in the United States
Battle of Tippecanoe
Battle of Tippecanoe (the United States)

As tensions and violence increased, Governor Harrison marched with an army of about 1,000 men to attack the confederacy's headquarters at Prophetstown, near the confluence of the Tippecanoe River and the Wabash River.

Notes change

  1. Sugden, facing 211.
  2. Tunnell p. xvi