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William Whitley

This was not any collection of men, but men as true as steel.

Colonel William Whitley

Col. William Whitley, though offered more than one commission in Richard Johnson's Kentucky Mounted Infantry, chose instead to fight as a private, teaching and encouraging the young soldiers on the eve of Battle. He was a member of the Forlorn Hope, and it is widely suspected that he killed Tecumseh. His historic home would be a perfect venue for militia and natives on both sides to muster and then recreate both the massacre and the later victory of the Battle of the Thames. As did many his age on the frontier at the time, Col. Whitley did not wear the distinctive uniform, but chose instead to wear his large black cocked hat and his civilian clothing

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