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Monroe in Monroe County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Old Hull Road

 
 
The Old Hull Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 16, 2009
1. The Old Hull Road Marker
Inscription.
"The Old Hull Road"
over which
The American Troops
were driven by the
English & Indian Allies
Jan. 22, 1813

 
Location. 41° 54.51′ N, 83° 23.278′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Michigan, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Kentucky Avenue and East 3rd Street, on the right when traveling south on Kentucky Avenue. Click for map. This historical marker is in a residential neighborhood of Monroe, Michigan, several blocks south of the River Raisin, on the northwest corner of the intersection of Kentucky Avenue and East 3rd Street. There are actually two makers at this location, but this particular marker is affixed to a large rock at the corner of the intersection. Marker is 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 marker. Capture of Gen. Winchester (here, next to this marker); Death of Col. John Allen (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Boston Custer - Autie Reed (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Battle of the River Raisin (approx. half a mile away but has been reported missing); Indian Attack (approx.
The Old Hull Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 16, 2009
2. The Old Hull Road Marker
half a mile away); Site of Battles of Jan. 18 - 22 (approx. half a mile away); A Storied Homestead (approx. half a mile away); Col. Francis Navarre (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Monroe.
 
Regarding The Old Hull Road. This marker actually reflects on two separate, but related events from the War of 1812. First it mentions that it marks, "The Old Hull Road," and this refers to roadway used by General William Hull in the Spring of 1812 to march his ill fated army from southern Ohio to Detroit, Michigan. Once war had been declared, General Hull launched an American invasion of Canada across the Detroit River, only to scurry back to the safety of Detroit and then to surrender his army to the British and their Indian allies. This event left the northern border of Ohio vulnerable to an invasion.

The second event that it refers to involves the American forces under the command of General James Winchester and yet another ill fated American military campaign. In this event, in January of 1813, General Winchester had advanced his army, unsupported, to the settlement of Frenchtown in order to successfully drive out a force of British, Canadian Militia,
The Old Hull Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 16, 2009
3. The Old Hull Road Marker
View of the historical marker to the left (behind the chain link fence) of the picture and Kentucky Avenue (built atop Hull's Old Road) on the right. The river is several blocks away, to the north, in the direction being viewed.
and Indian allies (and to resupply his army), only to be completely surprised when a larger enemy force suddenly returned and attacked and routed his ill-prepared positions sending many of his men (including him) fleeing back down this very same roadway.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. William Hull. This web link was both published and made available by, "Absolute Astronomy.com," in it's quest to enable "exploring the universe of knowledge." (Submitted on July 17, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Battle of Frenchtown. This web link was both published and made available by, "Absolute Astronomy.com," in it's quest to enable "exploring the universe of knowledge." (Submitted on July 17, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. James Winchester. This web link was both published and made available by, "Absolute Astronomy.com," in it's quest to enable "exploring the universe of knowledge." (Submitted on July 17, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. Henry Procter. This web link was both published and made available by, "Absolute Astronomy.com," in it's quest to enable "exploring the universe of knowledge." (Submitted on July 17, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

5. Hull's Road. This is a link to information provided by Ohio History Central, an online encyclopedia of Ohio History. (Submitted on September 3, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

6. William Hull. This link is published and made available by, "Ohio History Central," an online encyclopedia of Ohio History. (Submitted on July 17, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

7. Henry Procter. This link is published and made available by, "Ohio History Central," an online encyclopedia of Ohio History. (Submitted on July 17, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,260 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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