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

Site of Battles of Jan. 18 - 22

 
 
Site of Battles of Jan. 18 - 22 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 7, 2008
1. Site of Battles of Jan. 18 - 22 Marker
Inscription. [Marker Front]

Site of Battles of Jan. 18 - 22
Gen. Winchester in Command,
and River Raisin Massacre
Jan. 23, 1813

[Marker Reverse]

800 Americans under Cols.
Allen, Lewis and Wells
Fought desperately against
3000 British and Allies
Under Gen. Proctor.
Forced to surrender, Tho'
Promised British protection,
the prisoners left unguarded
were attacked and killed
by the Indians.

 
Erected 1904 by Civil Improvement Society of the Women of Monroe.
 
Location. 41° 54.822′ N, 83° 22.834′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Michigan, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of East Elm Avenue (State Highway 50) and North Dixie Highway, on the right when traveling west on East Elm Avenue. Touch for map. This historical marker is affixed to a large stack of stones, that is located on the north side of the River Raisin, just above the Winchester Street Bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Monroe MI 48162, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First District Court (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The American Surrender
Site of Battles of Jan. 18 - 22 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 7, 2008
2. Site of Battles of Jan. 18 - 22 Marker
(approx. mile away); Artillery January 22, 1813 (approx. mile away); Battles of the River Raisin (approx. mile away); U.S. 17th Infantry Campsite (approx. 0.3 miles away); After the Battle (approx. 0.3 miles away); Skirmish Line (approx. 0.3 miles away); Roundhead (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monroe.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Frenchtown. This web link is published and made available by "Friends of the River Raisin Battlefield." (Submitted on June 18, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War of 1812Women
 
Site of Battles of Jan. 18 - 22 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 7, 2008
3. Site of Battles of Jan. 18 - 22 Marker
Site of Battles of Jan. 18 - 22 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 7, 2008
4. Site of Battles of Jan. 18 - 22 Marker
View of historical marker in left foreground and bridges crossing the River Raisin seen in background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 18, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,286 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 18, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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