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

Battle of Monguagon

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By Al Barrera, December 10, 2008
1. Battle of Monguagon Marker
Inscription.  On August 9, 1812, a force of about 600 American troops, regulars and militia, moved down the River Road in an attempt to reach Frenchtown (Monroe) and bring back supplies needed desperately by the Americans in Detroit. At a point that cannot now be exactly located, near the Indian village of Monguagon, American scouts ran into a British and Indian force of about 400 hundred men, led by Capt. Adam Muir and Tecumseh, blocking the road south. Lieut. Col. James Miller quickly brought up his Americans and, in a running battle, drove the enemy back through present-day Trenton until the British pulled back across the river into Canada. Losses were heavy. Ironically, this the only battle won by the Americans in Michigan during the War of 1812, was followed a week later by Hull's surrender of Detroit.
Erected 1962 by State of Michigan. (Marker Number S0199.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 42° 8.165′ N, 83° 10.971′ W. Marker is in
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Trenton, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is on Jefferson Avenue just south of Slocum Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Trenton MI 48183, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Wyandot (approx. 3.6 miles away in Canada); Battle of Brownstown (approx. 6.1 kilometers away); War of 1812 Memorial (approx. 6.1 kilometers away); Indian Council House (approx. 6.5 kilometers away in Canada); Shoreline Breakwall (approx. 6.5 kilometers away in Canada); Detroit River Heritage (approx. 6.5 kilometers away in Canada); Pensioner's Cottage (approx. 6.5 kilometers away in Canada); Fort Defences (approx. 6.5 kilometers away in Canada).
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.
Categories. Native AmericansWar of 1812

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2008, by Al Barrera of Brownstown, Michigan. This page has been viewed 1,886 times since then and 6 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 10, 2008, by Al Barrera of Brownstown, Michigan. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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