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

Roundhead

 
 
Roundhead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 7, 2008
1. Roundhead Marker
Inscription. In the temporary absence of Tecumseh, the Native-American allies of the British were led by Wyandot Chiefs Roundhead and Walk-in-the-Water. Besides the Wyandots, Native forces included warriors from the Shawnee, Potawatomi, Ottawa, Chippewa, Delaware, Miami, Winnebago, Creek, Sauk, and Fox tribes. The American commander, General James Winchester, was captured by Native warriors about a mile and a half south of this point, and Roundhead delivered him to the British commander, Colonel Henry Proctor. Believing continued resistance was useless, Winchester was induced to send a message to the remainder of his forces, advising them to surrender.
 
Erected by Monroe County Historical Commission.
 
Location. 41° 54.688′ N, 83° 22.489′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Michigan, in Monroe County. Marker can be reached from East Elm Street 0 miles west of 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 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
Roundhead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 16, 2009
2. Roundhead Marker
View of the historical marker in the foreground, and probable skirmish line of the U.S. 17th Infantry in the background.
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. Skirmish Line (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. 17th Infantry Campsite (within shouting distance of this marker); After the Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); Battles of the River Raisin (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Artillery January 22, 1813 (about 400 feet away); "Newton" Strike (about 700 feet away); First District Court (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Battle of the River Raisin (approx. mile away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Monroe.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia entry for the Battle of Frenchtown. (Submitted on July 19, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. Battle of Frenchtown. This web link is published and made available by "Friends of the River Raisin Battlefield." (Submitted on July 19, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
River Raisin Battlefield Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 16, 2009
3. River Raisin Battlefield Visitor Center
Behind the Visitor Center is where a number of historical markers are located, including the marker for Roundhead.
 
 
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