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Capture of Gen. Winchester

 
 
Capture of Gen. Winchester Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 16, 2009
1. Capture of Gen. Winchester Marker
Inscription. Under attack by the British and Indians before dawn on Jan. 22, 1813, in the second Battle of the River Raisin, the U.S. 17th Infantry soon broke and fled south across the frozen river. Gen. James Winchester, the American commander, tried several times to rally these troops but was swept up in the route. Here he and his staff surrendered to the Wyandot Indian Jack Brandy, who delivered them to the British Commander, Col. Henry Proctor.

Surrender was no guarantee of safety, however. After giving up, a group of 40 men led by Ensign Isaac Baker found themselves at the mercy of Indians who killed half their number. Those who kept running were tomahawked by Indians on horseback if they fell behind.

 
Erected by Monroe County Historical Commission.
 
Location. 41° 54.511′ N, 83° 23.275′ 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
Capture of Gen. Winchester Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 16, 2009
2. Capture of Gen. Winchester Marker
View of the historical marker in the left foreground with a distant view looking north up Kentucky Avenue at the trees that mark the southern edge of the River Raisin.
at this location, but this particular marker is a Monroe County Historical Commission marker, as opposed to a marker affixed to a large rock. 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. The Old Hull Road (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. 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.
 
Also see . . .
1. 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.) 

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. The Battles of the River Raisin
Capture of Gen. Winchester Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 16, 2009
3. Capture of Gen. Winchester Marker
View of both of the historical markers located at the northwest corner of Kentucky Avenue and East 3rd Street (one of the markers is affixed to a large rock behind the chain linked fence).
. This web link is published by "Monroe County." (Submitted on July 17, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. 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.) 

5. 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.) 
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,059 times since then and 9 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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