Battle of the Thames in the US Capitol Building
- I sent this note on to a few individuals and was not aware of it
myself until we saw it. Others were not aware of it either.
During our trip to the GT and Fort McHenry we visited Washington D.C.
and took a tour of the U.S. Capitol Building.
In the rotunda there is a frieze (a painting below the windows of the
dome) that depicts scenes from American history. One of the scenes is
the death of Tecumseh at the Battle of the Thames.
That part of the frieze can be seen by going to this link;
More information on the painting can be found on the Capitol website here;
Very interesting that the War of 1812 is listed there. We were totally
unaware until just before we entered a guard struck up a conversation
with Karen and somehow the conversation came to the War of 1812. He
was the one who told us to look for it.
1st Royal Scots Battn.