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

After the Battle

River Raisin Battlefield 1813

 
 
After the Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 7, 2008
1. After the Battle Marker
Inscription. In the words of Laurent Durocher, "after the defeat of Winchester, many of the inhabitants fled with their families to the frontier of Ohio. Others went to Detroit. The British made several attempts to persuade the Indians to destroy what was left of the settlement at the River Raisin, but the Potawatomies protested and declared they....had given the land to the first settlers, and had been compensated therefore....and would not suffer them to be disturbed in their habitations."

In October of 1813, the inhabitants of Michigan Territory returned the favor by interceding on behalf of those Native-Americans who wished to negotiate an armistice with the American military authorities in Detroit, so they could return to their villages and live in peace with their neighbors.

 
Erected by Monroe County Historical Commission.
 
Location. 41° 54.69′ N, 83° 22.543′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Michigan, in Monroe County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Elm Street and Detroit Avenue. Click for map. To view this historical marker exit Interstate 75 at Elm Street Monroe, Michigan exit on the north side of the River Raisin. Proceed west on East Elm Street for 0.5 mile and you should arrive at
After the Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 7, 2008
2. After the Battle Marker
View of historical marker as it is seen from the parking area of the River Raisin Battlefield Visitor Center.
the River Raisin Battlefield Visitor Center, on your right (the north side of the road). This historical marker, along with several others, is located behind the visitor center in the parking lot area. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1403 East Elm Street, Monroe MI 48161, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S. 17th Infantry Campsite (within shouting distance of this marker); Skirmish Line (within shouting distance of this marker); Battles of the River Raisin (within shouting distance of this marker); Artillery January 22, 1813 (within shouting distance of this marker); Roundhead (within shouting distance of this marker); "Newton" Strike (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); First District Court (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Battle of the River Raisin (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Monroe.
 
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."
River Raisin Battlefield Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 7, 2008
3. River Raisin Battlefield Visitor Center
This historical marker is located behind the River Raisin Battlefield Visitor Center.
(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.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,283 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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