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

Murder of Captain Hart

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, February 6, 2010
1. Murder of Captain Hart Marker
Inscription.  Captain Nathaniel G. T. Hart, brother-in-law of Henry Clay and inspector general of American Army of the Northwest under Harrison, was killed here during the massacre of the River Raisin January 22 - 23, 1813.

Captain Hart, wounded in battle, was rescued by a doctor from a log cabin field hospital just before the Indians set fire to it. Under escort of a friendly Pottawattamie and on horseback, he was about to make his escape when shot down by a Wyandot savage.

Captain Hart was one of many sons of well known Kentucky families who sacrificed their lives in desperate effort to extend American protection to the pioneer settlers of the River Raisin.
 
Erected by Monroe County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryNative AmericansWar of 1812.
 
Location. 41° 55.357′ N, 83° 22.448′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Michigan, in Monroe County. Marker is on North Dixie Highway (State Highway 50) half a mile north of East Noble Avenue, on
Murder of Captain Hart Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, February 6, 2010
2. Murder of Captain Hart Marker
View of historical marker in the foreground, with the entrance to Carter Lumber seen in the distant left background and Carter Lumber seen in the right background.
the left when traveling south. This historical marker is located just south (about 0.4 miles) of Heck Park, on the east side of North Dixie Highway, in front of Carter Lumber. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 850 North Dixie Highway, 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. British Victory at Frenchtown (approx. 0.3 miles away); AH-1Huey Cobra Helicopter (approx. 0.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial Sidewalk (approx. 0.4 miles away); The "Huey" Helicopter (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hidden Casualities of War (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Women Who Served (approx. 0.4 miles away); Vietnam P.O.W.'s and M.I.A's Memorial Tree (approx. 0.4 miles away); "Sky Pilot" (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monroe.
 
Murder of Captain Hart Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, February 6, 2010
3. Murder of Captain Hart Marker
View looking northeast of historical marker as seen from across the North Dixie Highway, located in front of Carter Lumber.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 7, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,671 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 7, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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