Monroe in Monroe County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
British Victory at Frenchtown
The British soldiers, mostly from the 41st Regiment of Foot and Royal Newfoundland Regiment, suffered heavy casualties in three vain attempts to storm the main camp, protected by a picket fence and the skill of the Kentucky riflemen. The Canadian militiamen and the Indians, however, routed the unprotected American eastern camp which led to the American Army's defeat at this Second Battle of the River Raisin.
Erected by Monroe County Historical Commission.
Location. 41° 55.489′ N, 83° 22.129′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Michigan, in Monroe County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Dixie Highway (State Highway 50) and Detroit Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This historical marker is located at Heck Park, just west of I-75. Heck Park has an impressive series of Vietnam veterans memorials and displays on the
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Murder of Captain Hart (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Hull Road (approx. ¾ mile away); The American Surrender (approx. ¾ mile away); U.S. 17th Infantry Campsite (approx. one mile away); First District Court (approx. one mile away); Roundhead (approx. one mile away); Site of Battles of Jan. 18 - 22 (approx. one mile away); Artillery January 22, 1813 (approx. one mile 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 7, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,067 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 7, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.