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

The Battle of Bloody Run

Michigan Registered Historic Site

 
 
The Battle of Bloody Run Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 13, 2009
1. The Battle of Bloody Run Marker
Inscription. Near this site, in late July 1763, the British and Indians fought the fiercest battle of Chief Pontiac's uprising. As Captain James Dalyell led about 260 soldiers across Parent's Creek, the Indians launched a surprise attack which devastated the British. Dalyell and some sixty of his men were killed, and the creek became known as Bloody Run. This battle marked the height of Pontiac's siege of Detroit, a struggle which he was forced to abandon three months later.
 
Erected 1977 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number 70.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 20.522′ N, 83° 0.846′ W. Marker is in Detroit, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is on East Jefferson Avenue 0 miles east of Adair Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. This historical marker is located affixed to an outside wall, over one of the front entrance doors, of a building called the "Players Playhouse," situated on the north side of East Jefferson Avenue. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3321 East Jefferson Avenue, Detroit MI 48207, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured
The Battle of Bloody Run Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 13, 2009
2. The Battle of Bloody Run Marker
View of the historic marker affixed to the outside of the building, over one of the front entrance doors.
as the crow flies. Elmwood Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Michigan Colored Regiment (approx. half a mile away); St. John's Presbyterian Church (approx. mile away); The Black Presence in Detroit (approx. mile away); Chapman Abraham / Jewish Soldiers in the Civil War (approx. mile away); Glimpses of Detroit's Riverfront History (approx. 0.8 miles away); Gen. O. M. Poe Post No. 433 (approx. 1.1 miles away); Grand Army of the Republic (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Detroit.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia entry for the Battle of Bloody Run. (Submitted on August 22, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. Wikipedia entry for the Siege of Fort Detroit. (Submitted on August 22, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
 
Categories. MilitaryNative AmericansWars, US Indian
 
The Battle of Bloody Run Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 13, 2009
3. The Battle of Bloody Run Marker
Another view of the historical marker, affixed to the outside wall of the "Players Playhouse" building, over one of the front entrances.
The Battle of Bloody Run Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 13, 2009
4. The Battle of Bloody Run Marker
View of the "Players Playhouse" from the south side of East Jefferson Avenue, looking north. The Detroit River is several blocks to the south (behind the camera) and the stream that came to be known as "Bloody Run" would have flowed south, through the present "Players Playhouse." The historical marker is affixed to the front, outside wall, just over the front entrance in the center of the picture.
Bloody Run image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 13, 2009
5. Bloody Run
View of the stream called "Bloody Run" which is the feature of the landscaping at Elmwood Cemetery, located some two blocks north of the historical marker.
Chief Pontiac Valley image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 13, 2009
6. Chief Pontiac Valley
View of the large rock situated in Elmwood Cemetery, next to "Bloody Run," with the inscription, "Chief Pontiac Valley."
Bloody Run image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 13, 2009
7. Bloody Run
View of the large rock with the "Chief Pontiac Valley" inscription, situated along the course of "Bloody Run," in Elmwood Cemetery, just two blocks north of the historical marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,708 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 22, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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