Monroe in Monroe County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Murder of Captain Hart
Captain Hart, wounded in battle, was rescued by a doctor from a log cabin field hospital just before the Indians set fire to it. Under escort of a friendly Pottawattamie and on horseback, he was about to make his escape when shot down by a Wyandot savage.
Captain Hart was one of many sons of well known Kentucky families who sacrificed their lives in desperate effort to extend American protection to the pioneer settlers of the River Raisin.
Erected by Monroe County Historical Society.
Location. 41° 55.357′ N, 83° 22.448′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Michigan, in Monroe County. Marker is on North Dixie Highway (State Highway 50) half a mile north of East Noble Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. This historical marker is located just south (about 0.4 miles) of Heck Park, on the east side of North Dixie Highway, in front of Carter Lumber. Marker is at or near this postal address: 850 North Dixie Highway, Monroe MI 48162, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking British Victory at Frenchtown (approx. 0.3 miles away); The American Surrender (approx. half a mile away); Site of Battles of Jan. 18 - 22 (approx. 0.7 miles away); First District Court (approx. 0.7 miles away); Artillery January 22, 1813 (approx. ¾ mile away); U.S. 17th Infantry Campsite (approx. ¾ mile away); Roundhead (approx. ¾ mile away); Battles of the River Raisin (approx. ¾ 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 1,522 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 7, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.