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

Indian Attack

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, February 6, 2010
1. Indian Attack Marker
Inscription. The Second Battle of the River Raisin Jan. 22, 1813, found nearly 400 American soldiers caught in retreat down this old road to Ohio. Those few who made it to this point, over a mile south of their camp, were ambushed by hidden Indians. The 40 American bodies found here bore witness to the ferocity of the attack.

The retreat was a disaster for the American army at Frenchtown. Out of the 400 men who fled, only 33 escaped, about 147 were captured and as many as 220 were killed by the pursuing Indians.
 
Erected by Monroe County Historical Commission.
 
Location. 41° 54.149′ N, 83° 23.585′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Michigan, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Kentucky Avenue and East Eighth Street, on the right when traveling south on Kentucky Avenue. Touch for map. This historical marker is located at Plum Creek Park, where Kentucky Avenue crosses Plum Creek, on the west side of the road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 908 Kentucky Avenue, Monroe MI 48161, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Boston Custer - Autie Reed (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Old Hull Road (approx. half a mile away); Capture of Gen. Winchester
Indian Attack Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, February 6, 2010
2. Indian Attack Marker
View of historical marker next to Plum Creek Park sign, with the park in the background.
(approx. half a mile away); Death of Col. John Allen (approx. 0.6 miles away); Memorial Place (approx. mile away); Michigan's Tribute to Kentucky (approx. mile away); Col. Francis Navarre (approx. 0.9 miles away); A Storied Homestead (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monroe.
 
Categories. MilitaryNative AmericansWar of 1812
 
Indian Attack Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, February 6, 2010
3. Indian Attack Marker
View looking east of the historical marker to the left, and of Plum Creek to the right, and the Kentucky Avenue Bridge in the background. This was the site where the Indian ambush of the fleeing Americans took place.
Indian Attack Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, February 6, 2010
4. Indian Attack Marker
View looking north, up Kentucky Avenue, along the route that the retreating Americans would have taken from the River Raisin battlefield towards the Indian ambush at Plum Creek, which can be seen in the foreground.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 8, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,665 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 8, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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