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Richard Johnson portrait
Description: A portrait of Colonel Richard Johnson (1781-1850), who served as colonel of the Kentucky Volunteers during the Battle of the Thames on October 5, 1813, where some accounts give him credit for killing the Shawnee chief Tecumseh. Johnson used this fame in his campaign for the vice presidency as a Democrat in 1836, running on the slogan "Rumseh dumseh, Johnson killed Tecumseh." View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL03982
Subjects: Soldiers--Ohio; Ohio History--Military Ohio; Politicians; Vice-Presidential candidates--United States
Places: Richard Johnson portrait