Private Claim 236, Lot of George McDougal
— River Raisin National Battlefield Park —
Tranquility in Flames
The peaceful homestead along the River Raisin became eerily quiet as the neighboring Wyandot warned the settlers of their growing tensions with the U.S. After the U.S. surrendered the Michigan Territory in August of 1812, the Leblanc's found themselves at the mercy of the Native warriors and British soldiers who soon occupied the French settlement.
On January 18, 1813, the Leblanc's found themselves in the middle of the first Battle of the River Raisin. Upon liberating
On January 23, the morning after the second Battle of
the River Raisin, the Leblanc house burnt to the
ground and all contents were lost. The property
owner George McDougal claimed his destroyed prop-
erty was worth $2000 and awarded $800 for his loss,
but the Leblanc's were never paid for their loss.
Erected by U.S. National Park Service, City of Monroe, Michigan.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812. A significant historical date for this entry is January 18, 1813.
Location. 41° 54.776′ N, 83° 22.733′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Michigan, in Monroe County. Marker is on East Elm Avenue east of North Dixie Highway, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monroe MI 48162, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. River Raisin Legacy Project (a few steps from this marker); First District Court (a few steps from this marker); Private Claim 236 Lot of Hubert Lacroix
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 24, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 24, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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