Monroe in Monroe County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
First Battle of the River Raisin
Across this ground during the second battle, Jan. 22, the Indians closely pursued the retreating U.S. 17th Infantry and its reinforcements. They tried to reform on the south bank, but became disorganized among farm lot buildings and fence rows. Constantly out flanked by mounted Indians, they fled south along a narrow lane, being fired on from both sides.
Erected by Monroe County Historical Commission.
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 41° 54.554′ N, 83° 22.719′ W. Marker was in Monroe, Michigan, in Monroe County. Marker could be reached from East Front Street 0.3 miles east of Winchester Street. Click for map. This historical marker is located just off of East Front Street in Hellenberg Park, very near the south side of the River Raisin. To see this historical marker, turn into the park and go to the far end of the parking lot (the end nearest the river) and there one will see a historical marker at the approach to the footbridge that goes to Sterling Island. Marker was in this post office area: Monroe MI 48161, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. "Newton" Strike (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battles of the River Raisin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Artillery January 22, 1813 (approx. 0.2 miles away); After the Battle (approx. 0.2 miles away); U.S. 17th Infantry Campsite (approx. ¼ mile away); Skirmish Line (approx. ¼ mile away); Roundhead (approx. ¼ mile away); First District Court (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Monroe.
Categories. • Military • Native Americans • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page originally submitted on February 18, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,598 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 18, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.