British commander Major-General Henry Procter, wanted to honor Tecumseh for his help and gave Tecumseh a sash, offering him the rank of brigadier general in the British army. Tecumseh refused and gave the sash away. On October 5, 1813, the Americans defeated the British and Tecumseh’s confederation at the Battle of the Thames, near Moraviantown, Ohio. Tecumseh was killed and his great confederation collapsed. Today the U.S. Naval Academy’s Tecumseh Court is located outside Bancroft Hall's front entrance and features a bust of the great warrior. It was actually originally meant to represent Tamanend, an Indian chief from the 17th century, but the Academy's midshipmen preferred the more warlike Tecumseh and the new name persisted.
Four ships of the United States Navy have borne the name USS Tecumseh. The last was a James Madison-class ballistic missile submarine, commissioned in 1964 and decommissioned in 1993. In Canada, Tecumseh is honored as a hero and military commander who played a major role in Canada's successful repulsion of an American invasion in the War of 1812, which, among other things, eventually led to Canada's becoming a separate nation. A number of U.S. towns are named in his honor in Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma. Union Civil War general William Tecumseh Sherman, was given his middle name because of his father’s admiration for the great Shawnee leader and warrior.