Monroe in Monroe County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The retreat was a disaster for the American army at Frenchtown. Out of the 400 men who fled, only 33 escaped, about 147 were captured and as many as 220 were killed by the pursuing Indians.
Erected by Monroe County Historical Commission.
Location. 41° 54.149′ N, 83° 23.585′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Michigan, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Kentucky Avenue and East Eighth Street, on the right when traveling south on Kentucky Avenue. Touch for map. This historical marker is located at Plum Creek Park, where Kentucky Avenue crosses Plum Creek, on the west side of the road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 908 Kentucky Avenue, Monroe MI 48161, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Boston Custer - Autie Reed (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Old Hull Road (approx. half a mile away); Capture of Gen. Winchester Death of Col. John Allen (approx. 0.6 miles away); Memorial Place (approx. ¾ mile away); Michigan's Tribute to Kentucky (approx. ¾ mile away); First Battle of the River Raisin (approx. 0.9 miles away but has been reported missing); Col. Francis Navarre (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monroe.
Categories. • Military • Native Americans • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 8, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,655 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 8, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.