Learning that some small vessels containing the enemy's artillery and baggage were escaping on Lake St. Clair towards the mouth of the Thames, Commodore Perry despatched a portion of his fleet, under Captain Elliott, in pursuit.
Perry soon followed in the Ariel, accompanied by the Caledonia.
The little squadron rePerry soon followed in the Ariel, accompanied by the Caledonia.
The little squadron reached (Oct. 2 ) the mouth of the Thames, with the baggage, provisions, and ammunition wagons of the Americans, but the vessels of the enemy had escaped up that stream.
Harrison pressed forward rapidly, along the border of the lake and
Appearance of the Thames battle-ground in 1860. up the Thames.
Three of Perry's armed vesselPerry's armed vessels also went up the river as convoys to transports.
The British had encamped at Dolsen's—700 white men and 1,200 Indians—but on the approach of Harrison they continued their flight, Tecumseh cursing Proctor for his cowardice.
The former boasted of the victory he should win, but kept on retreating, destroying bridges and other prop