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Monroe in Monroe County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Death of Col. John Allen
 
Death of Col. John Allen Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, July 16, 2009
1. Death of Col. John Allen Marker
 
Inscription. Col. Allen tried vainly to rally the retreating Americans at the second Battle of the River Raisin, Jan. 22, 1813. Exhausted and disabled by a thigh wound, he faced the pursuing Indians near here. The colonel desperately defended himself at swordpoint before being killed.

Col. Allen was one of the most influential men in Kentucky. He organized and then led the elite first rifle regiment, Kentucky volunteer militia. Allen had unsuccessfully run for the governorship of Kentucky in 1808 and was a member of its Senate at the time of his death. Counties in several states were later named in his honor.


 
Erected by Monroe County Historical Commission.
 
Location. 41° 54.525′ N, 83° 23.152′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Michigan, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Winchester Street and East 2nd Street, on the right when traveling north on Winchester Street. Click for map. 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 (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Old Hull Road (about 600 feet away); Boston Custer - Autie Reed (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Battle of the River Raisin (approx. 0.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Site of Battles of Jan. 18 - 22 (approx. 0.4 miles away); First District Court (approx. half a mile away); Battles of the River Raisin (approx. half a mile away); Artillery January 22, 1813 (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Monroe.
 
Death of Col. John Allen Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, July 16, 2009
2. Death of Col. John Allen Marker
View of historical marker in the foreground, and looking northward on Winchester Street, towards the River Raisin and the battle that took place just across the river.
 

 
Also see . . .
1. 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.) 

2. Remember the River Raisin. This web link is published by "Michigan History Magazine." (Submitted on July 17, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Battle of Frenchtown. This web link is published and made available by "Friends of the River Raisin Battlefield." (Submitted on July 17, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Death of Col. John Allen Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, July 16, 2009
3. Death of Col. John Allen Marker
Another view northward of the landscape surrounding this historical marker.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,182 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 17, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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