The 2nd Battle of the River Raisin
1 Mounted Indians from the British right wing take the rear of the retreating Americans and set an ambush at Plum Creek.
2 Flanked by mounted Indians, the scattered groups are slaughtered, one by one. Of the nearly 400 persons in the rout, only 33 make it to Harrison's camp. More than 220 are killed; the rest, including Gen. Winchester, are captured.
3 The British reposition their artillery and attempt another frontal attack. They are again repulsed by the Americans.
4 The Americans burn two barns which have provided cover for the British. British artillery fire sets another ablaze.
1 After a third failed attempt to dislodge the Americans - this time in a "columns of sections” maneuver - Major George Madison, the officer upon whom command has devolved, receives a recommendation from the captured Gen. Winchester that they surrender. Short of ammunition, Madison reluctantly agrees and over 400 men march out and lay down their arms.
2 The British, anxious to leave before American reinforcements arrive, march the captured Americans to the
1 During the morning of the 23rd, the Indians return and begin to massacre the wounded soldiers and take the unarmed protectors prisoner.
2 "Remember the Raisin!” becomes the battle cry which
leads the Americans on to victory in the Old Northwest.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812.
Location. 41° 54.664′ N, 83° 22.611′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Michigan, in Monroe County. Marker is on E. Elm Avenue, on the right when traveling west. 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. A different marker also named The 2nd Battle of the River Raisin (here, next to this marker); The 1st Battle of the River Raisin (here, next to this marker); Battle of the River Raisin Memorial Bench (within shouting distance of this marker); Battles of the River Raisin (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle of the River Raisin Memorial Bench (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Battle of the River Raisin Memorial Bench
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 25, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 26 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 25, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.