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Capture of Gen. Winchester

 
 
Capture of Gen. Winchester Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 16, 2009
1. Capture of Gen. Winchester Marker
Inscription. Under attack by the British and Indians before dawn on Jan. 22, 1813, in the second Battle of the River Raisin, the U.S. 17th Infantry soon broke and fled south across the frozen river. Gen. James Winchester, the American commander, tried several times to rally these troops but was swept up in the route. Here he and his staff surrendered to the Wyandot Indian Jack Brandy, who delivered them to the British Commander, Col. Henry Proctor.

Surrender was no guarantee of safety, however. After giving up, a group of 40 men led by Ensign Isaac Baker found themselves at the mercy of Indians who killed half their number. Those who kept running were tomahawked by Indians on horseback if they fell behind.

 
Erected by Monroe County Historical Commission.
 
Location. 41° 54.511′ N, 83° 23.275′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Michigan, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Kentucky Avenue and East 3rd Street, on the right when traveling south on Kentucky Avenue. Touch for map. This historical marker is in a residential neighborhood of Monroe, Michigan, several blocks south of the River Raisin, on the northwest corner of the intersection of Kentucky Avenue and East 3rd Street. There are actually two makers
Capture of Gen. Winchester Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 16, 2009
2. Capture of Gen. Winchester Marker
View of the historical marker in the left foreground with a distant view looking north up Kentucky Avenue at the trees that mark the southern edge of the River Raisin.
at this location, but this particular marker is a Monroe County Historical Commission marker, as opposed to a marker affixed to a large rock. Marker is in this post office area: Monroe MI 48161, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Hull Road (here, next to this marker); Death of Col. John Allen (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Boston Custer - Autie Reed (approx. 0.2 miles away); Indian Attack (approx. half a mile away); Site of Battles of Jan. 18 - 22 (approx. half a mile away); A Storied Homestead (approx. half a mile away); Col. Francis Navarre (approx. half a mile away); Death of Capt. Woolfolk (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monroe.
 
Also see . . .
1. James Winchester. This web link was both published and made available by, "Absolute Astronomy.com," in it's quest to enable "exploring the universe of knowledge." (Submitted on July 17, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Battle of Frenchtown. This web link was both published and made available by, "Absolute Astronomy.com," in it's quest to enable "exploring the universe of knowledge." (Submitted on July 17, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Battle of Frenchtown. This web link
Capture of Gen. Winchester Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 16, 2009
3. Capture of Gen. Winchester Marker
View of both of the historical markers located at the northwest corner of Kentucky Avenue and East 3rd Street (one of the markers is affixed to a large rock behind the chain linked fence).
is published and made available by "Friends of the River Raisin Battlefield." (Submitted on July 17, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. Henry Procter. This web link was both published and made available by, "Absolute Astronomy.com," in it's quest to enable "exploring the universe of knowledge." (Submitted on July 17, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
General James Winchester image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
4. General James Winchester
This portrait of General James Winchester appeared in The War of 1812 by John Richardson and Alexander Clark Casselman 1902.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,167 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 17, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   4. submitted on April 20, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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