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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Monroe, Michigan

Clickable Map of Monroe County, Michigan and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Monroe County, MI (115) Lenawee County, MI (95) Washtenaw County, MI (155) Wayne County, MI (337) Lucas County, OH (125)  MonroeCounty(115) Monroe County (115)  LenaweeCounty(95) Lenawee County (95)  WashtenawCounty(155) Washtenaw County (155)  WayneCounty(337) Wayne County (337)  LucasCountyOhio(125) Lucas County (125)
Location of Monroe, Michigan
    Monroe County (115)
    Lenawee County (95)
    Washtenaw County (155)
    Wayne County (337)
    Lucas County, Ohio (125)
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1Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — "Newton" Strike
In spring 1937, the eyes of the nation were on Monroe. The Steel Workers Organizing Committee had organized a handful of workers at Republic’s Newton facility. On June 10, about 120 pickets confronted over 1,000 non-unionized workers and . . . Map (db m67513) HM
2Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — "Sky Pilot"
"Sky Pilot" was the name given to the pastors, priests and rabbis the chaplains of the Vietnam war C-Ration boxes - stacked in the manner you see here - were often used as ad hoc altars for jungle services. With lives in the balance, many . . . Map (db m165507) WM
3Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — A Storied Homestead
Here, Francois Navarre, first white settler in Monroe, built his home. His 500 acre farm, acquired by deed from the Indians in 1785, afforded a center for the River Raisin colony, by 1790 an important frontier community. Col. Navarre was friend . . . Map (db m20933) HM
4Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — After the BattleRiver Raisin Battlefield 1813
In the words of Laurent Durocher, "after the defeat of Winchester, many of the inhabitants fled with their families to the frontier of Ohio. Others went to Detroit. The British made several attempts to persuade the Indians to destroy what was left . . . Map (db m20905) HM
5Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — AH-1Huey Cobra Helicopter
Attack helicopters came into widespread use in the mid sixties and chalked up over a million hours in Vietnam. The AH stands for attack helicopter. The original Cobra retained the Huey's engine, transmission and other major parts, but replaced . . . Map (db m165494) HM
6Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Anderson Trading Post
On this property in 1812 was the trading post of John Anderson, famed Scottish pioneer of the River Raisin. Anderson, Colonel of the Militia in 1812, was taken prisoner at Detroit, later escaped. Mrs. Anderson, alone at the time of the . . . Map (db m27262) HM
7Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Artillery January 22, 1813
British Artillery on January 22nd consisted of six small cannons, mostly 3-pounders, with some small howitzers. The artillery pieces were first positioned about 400 yards north of here, just south of Mason Run Creek. These were used to good effect . . . Map (db m169608) HM
8Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Battle of the River Raisin Memorial Bench
The Michigan and Kentucky Societies of the War of 1812 dedicate this memorial bench to those who served their country at the battles of the River Raisin, January 18th and 22nd. 1813Map (db m165542) WM
9Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Battle of the River Raisin Memorial Bench
In Honor of the Battle of River Raisin 1813-2013 Nancy DeGraff Toll Monroe Chapter NSDARMap (db m165543) WM
10Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Battle of the River Raisin Memorial Bench
The Michigan Society Colonial Dames XVII Century presents this bench to the International Peace Garden to commemorate the heroic deeds of our ancestors who fought and gave their lives during the Battle of the River Raisin, War of 1812.Map (db m165545) WM
11Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Battle of the River Raisin Memorial Bench
Michigan State Society National Society United States Daughters of 1812 Dedicate this Bench Commemorating The Bicentennial of the Battle of the River Raisin and War of 1812Map (db m165548) WM
12Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Battles of the River Raisin
[Marker side facing south] Describing the American victory of January 18, 1813, Capt. John McCalla of the 5th Kentucky, wrote: "I have seen the enemy, and I have seen him defeated. I have seen my fellow soldiers extended lifeless bloody . . . Map (db m20945) HM
13Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Boston Custer - Autie Reed
Gen. George A. Custer's brother, Boston, and his nephew, Harry (Autie) Armstrong Reed, accompanied the ill-fated Little Big Horn Expedition into Montana as civilian Quartermaster employees. While at the rear of the cavalry column they learned Gen. . . . Map (db m21001) HM
14Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — British Victory at Frenchtown
From near this spot on Jan. 22, 1813, 525 British soldiers and Canadian militiamen from Fort Malden under Col. Henry Proctor and some 800 Indians under Chiefs Roundhead and Walk-In-The-Water launched a pre-dawn attack on the sleeping American camp a . . . Map (db m27254) HM
15Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Capt. Norman W. Heck Jr
Dedicated to the memory of Capt Norman W. Heck Jr and all service personnel killed in Viet NamMap (db m165500) WM
16Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Capture of Gen. Winchester
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 . . . Map (db m20899) HM
17Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Col. Francis Navarre
First Indian Grant of land to the First White Settler In Monroe Col. Francis Navarre 1785 First White Child Born In Monroe Gen. Winchester's Headquarters 1813.Map (db m20938) HM
18Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Death of Capt. Woolfolk
The American Capt. John Woolfolk hid in one of the French homes just east of here during the massacre at the River Raisin, Jan. 23, 1813. Indians searching the settlement found him. They claimed him as their prisoner and forced him to this spot. . . . Map (db m20882) HM
19Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Death of Col. John Allen
Col. Allen tried vainly to rally the retreating Americans at the second Battle of the River Raisin, Jan. 22, 1813. Exhausted and disabled by a thigh wound, he faced the pursuing Indians near here. The colonel desperately defended himself at . . . Map (db m20898) HM
20Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Deloeuil Blacksmith Shop
In Spring, 1988, as construction began on this entry to Frenchman's Bend Subdivision, archaeologists unearthed the remains of the house and blacksmith shop of François Deloeuil who located here circa 1789. It was the region's most extensive . . . Map (db m169630) HM
21Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Doctor Eduard Dorsch1822 - 1887
Although Dr. Dorsch, born in Bavaria, was a competent physician with degrees from Munich & Vienna, he was exiled when the 1848 Germain Revolution failed. In Monroe his love of freedom led him to make this home a station on the Underground Railroad, . . . Map (db m27636) HM
22Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Dr. George Francis Heath 1850~1908
At this location Dr. Heath served humanity as a physician and achieved international fame as a numismatist. Born in Warsaw, N. Y., he graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1881. He had the distinction of immediately . . . Map (db m169842) HM
23Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.(1929 ~ 1968) — The words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. —
“If you are cut down in a movement that is designed to save the soul of a nation, then no other death could be more redemptive. We must somehow believe that unearned suffering is redemptive. We must work passionately and indefatigably to . . . Map (db m72501) HM
24Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Editor Ellis, 1825
Newspaper history in Monroe has been continuous since 1825 when Edward Ellis, an exceptionally able editor, came west from Buffalo with his press and printing equipment. Ellis’ pioneer paper was unique for that day, holding itself independent . . . Map (db m127982) HM
25Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Eisenmann-Enteman BuildingBuilt circa 1860's
United States Department of the Interior Certified Historic Property Old Village Historic District Reborn 1986 River Raisin Properties Limited PartnershipMap (db m128043) HM
26Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — First American Flag
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27Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — First Battle of the River Raisin
Over this ground, Jan. 18, 1813, 667 Kentuckians and nearly 100 local Frenchmen charged across the frozen river toward the British and Indian positions. The 63 British and Canadian soldiers and 200 Potawatomi Indians made a brief stand there, then . . . Map (db m27660) HM
28Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — First District Court
Here in the log house of Jean Baptiste Jereaume the Federal Court of the Erie District, Territory of Michigan, held its first session July 3, 1805. President Thomas Jefferson named Judge Augustus B. Woodward to preside. Beginning in 1807 the . . . Map (db m20909) HM
29Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — First Indian Trading Post
Near the site of the First Indian Trading Post in MonroeMap (db m27309) HM
30Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — First Presbyterian Church
This Church, the first Protestant Church in this area and the first Presbyterian Church in Michigan, was organized January 13, 1820. “Minuteman” George Alford, of the Revolutionary War, was one of the charter members. The Rev. . . . Map (db m127983) HM
31Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Frenchtown Township
The French settled here 1780-1795 in long, narrow farms along the River Raisin and Swan Creek. The Americans wrested the territory from the British in 1796 as part of Wayne County, its status until 1805. When reorganized again in 1827, the . . . Map (db m170421) HM
32Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — General George A. Custer
Born Dec. 5, 1839, New Rumley, Ohio. Graduated U.S. Military Academy, June 1861. Brigadier General Volunteers June 29, 1863. Brevet Major General Volunteers Oct., 1864. Commanded Michigan Brigade of cavalry at Battle of . . . Map (db m20878) HM
33Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — 638 — George Armstrong CusterMichigan Historic Site
[Side A]:George Armstrong Custer Raised in Monroe, George Armstrong Custer graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York in 1861. In 1863 he became a brigadier general and commanded the Michigan Cavalry Brigade. . . . Map (db m22787) HM
34Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Hidden Casualities of War
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35Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Historic Crossroad
From the earliest days of Michigan settlement this corner has witnessed travel of many sorts signaling important events in the history of Michigan. East lies Monroe’s port on Lake Erie where waves of immigrant traffic came from New England . . . Map (db m127984) HM
36Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Historic River Raisin
“Remember the River Raisin” became a national battle cry in the War of 1812 after settlers and Kentucky soldiers were massacred by Indians on the river’s banks in violation of protection promised by the British, The stream here was . . . Map (db m25963) HM
37Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Historical Museum
The Monroe County Historical Society began to collect local historical artifacts in 1938, housing them in a storied homestead, the Sawyer House on East Front Street, before presenting them to the Historical Commission established in 1967 by . . . Map (db m127646) HM
38Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Indian Attack
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 . . . Map (db m27294) HM
39Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Indian Trading Post
Site of early Indian Trading Post Tablets placed By the Women of the Civic Improvement Society Of Monroe Map (db m27729) HM
40Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Joseph Loranger 1817
This ground and the Public Square was granted by Joseph Loranger in 1817 to the County of Monroe for public purosesMap (db m127989) HM
41Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — S0118 — Lake Erie
Named for the Erie Indians, this was the last of the Great Lakes discovered by white men. The French were exploring the upper lakes as early as 1615, but they avoided the region to the south, which was the realm of hostile Iroquois Indians. Then in . . . Map (db m107150) HM
42Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Lutherans In Monroe County
German pioneers who began settling this area in 1828 formed Monroe County's first Lutheran church here in 1834. The Rev. Friedrich Schmid became their first pastor, traveling by horseback from Ann Arbor. The growing congregation incorporated as Zoar . . . Map (db m121795) HM
43Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — M29 81mm Mortar
The 81mm mortar was a crew served, air cooled, ground forces weapon used primarily in static positions throughout South Vietnam. It weighs 115 pounds, is capable of firing 35 rounds for the first minute and 18 rpm after that. It was fired by . . . Map (db m165504) HM
44Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Major-General George Armstrong Custer
Born in New Rumley, Ohio, George A. Custer grew up in Monroe in the home of his half-sister, Mrs. David Reed. February 9, 1864, in the Presbyterian Church here, he married Libbie Bacon, only daughter of Judge Daniel S. Bacon. During the Civil . . . Map (db m20935) HM
45Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Melvin C. Dye Memorial
Melvin C. Dye, born May 22, 1947, a resident of Carleton, Michigan, served his country during the Vietnam War as an engineer with the 57th Assault Helicopter Company, 52nd Aviation Battalion of the United States Army. February 19, 1968, the . . . Map (db m165506) HM WM
46Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Memorial Place
Here were buried unidentified remains of victims of the River Raisin Massacre of 1813. In 1872 surviving veterans of that war gathered in Monroe from Ohio and Kentucky. They headed a colorful civic pageant which halted solemnly at this spot . . . Map (db m21006) HM
47Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — S165 — Michigan: Historic Crossroads / Michigan: Twenty-Sixth State
Michigan: Historic Crossroads Because of its location in the heart of the upper Great Lakes, Michigan has been a historic crossroads. Its waterways and trails were favorite routes of Indians many centuries ago. French explorers first entered . . . Map (db m100856) HM
48Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Michigan's Tribute to Kentucky
This Monument is dedicated to the Memory of the heroes who Lost their lives in our country's defense, in the Battle and Massacre of the River Raisin, January 22nd, and 23rd, 1813.Map (db m20937) HM
49Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Monroe Bank and TrustMichigan Centennial Business
This plaque is issued by the Historical Society of Michigan in recognition of Monroe Bank and Trust founded in 1858 for more than 100 years of continuous operation in service to the people of Michigan and for contributing to the . . . Map (db m127987) HM
50Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Monroe County and the Civil War / Grand Army of the Republic
Monroe County and the Civil War During the Civil War years of 1861-1865, Monroe County had approximately 3,000 county residents out of a total population of 21,593 who fought in that conflict and at least 410 of them died while serving in . . . Map (db m170068) HM
51Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Monroe County Civil War Fallen Soldiers Memorial
In memory of Monroe County's Civil War Fallen 1861-1865 Monroe County Civil War Medal of Honor recipients Frederick Ballen • Henry Peters James Christiancy • Julius Rhodes Thomas Custer • Charles Sancrainte Daniel McFall • Peter . . . Map (db m170072) WM
52Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Monroe County Since 1817
Monroe County was established in July, 1817, as one of the first steps in the organization of Michigan Territory after the War of 1812. Then the old settlement of Frenchtown which centered upon this square took the name of Monroe and became the . . . Map (db m27634) HM
53Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Monroe County Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Dedication This memorial is dedicated in the names of those Monroe County residents who gave their lives, who are missing in action or who served in the republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam War. We will never allow ourselves to . . . Map (db m165499) WM
54Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Monroe County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Tree
This tree is dedicated to the Monroe County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Committee this 14th day of May, 1987Map (db m165501) WM
55Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Monroe Street Bridge
A covered toll bridge first spanned this section of the River Raisin in 1819. Destroyed by high water and ice in 1832, the bridge was replaced with a conventional wooden span, which lasted 30 years before being replaced in the late 1860’s. . . . Map (db m72705) HM
56Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Monroe's Soldiers
Local historians credit Monroe County with the largest proportionate enrollment of volunteers in the Civil War of any county in the United States. Military enrollments have been proportionately large in Monroe County in every war, due no . . . Map (db m127985) HM
57Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Murder of Captain Hart
Captain Nathaniel G. T. Hart, brother-in-law of Henry Clay and inspector general of American Army of the Northwest under Harrison, was killed here during the massacre of the River Raisin January 22 - 23, 1813. Captain Hart, wounded in battle, . . . Map (db m27260) HM
58Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Navarre - Anderson Trading Post
You are approaching the oldest surviving wooden structure in Michigan. Built in 1789, it was moved from its original Monroe site in 1894. In 1969 its history was discovered. We are exceptionally grateful to the following major contributors for . . . Map (db m27317) HM
59Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Old Burial Ground
Although earlier cemeteries which have since disappeared existed at Monroe and Front Streets and Monroe at 6th Street, this sacred ground is the successor to the first parish cemetery established in 1794 and abandoned in 1830. That first cemetery . . . Map (db m169753) HM
60Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Old Michigan Southern
One of the pioneer rail lines of the west, the Michigan Southern transported during a colorful but brief period a vast army of settlers who crossed Lake Erie by boat. Trains waited at the piers to carry the travelers and their possessions west to . . . Map (db m127986) HM
61Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Old Whipping Post
Public whipping for minor crime was a custom brought from New England by Monroe's earliest American settler's. Not general in the midwest, the punishment was administered here chiefly to ne'er-do-wells whom the citizens wished to be rid of. . . . Map (db m27726) HM
62Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — L753 — Peter Seitz Tavern & Stagecoach Inn
In 1856 German immigrant Peter Seitz built this house as a residence and stagecoach inn on North Custer plank toll road. Early stagecoaches were pulled by teams of up to four horses. The plank roads were constructed of wooden boards to aid travel . . . Map (db m170286) HM
63Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — POW-MIA Chained Eagle
The chainsaw carved eagle above, carved by Vietnam veteran, Ken Schalau, was originally placed here in September 1997 the six foot wing spanned eagle, restrained by a chain, represents all POW/MIA's and their families who, even today, continue . . . Map (db m165503) HM
64Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Private Claim 214 of G. Godfroy & J.B. Beaugrand — River Raisin National Battlefield Park —
Welcome to the Gabriel Godfroy Sr. and Jean-Baptiste Beaugrand Trading Post along the River Raisin. The Godfroy/Beaugrand trading post, located in the second largest French settlement within the Michigan Territory was busy all year round. Many . . . Map (db m165549) HM
65Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Private Claim 236 Lot of Hubert Lacroix — River Raisin National Battlefield Park —
Hubert Lacroix and his wife Archange Jerome were married in October of 1810. Lacroix owned seven ribbon farms west of the main settlement on both sides of the river. Hubert was elected Captain of the River Raisin Militia and placed in charge of a . . . Map (db m165477) HM
66Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Private Claim 236 Lot of Jean (John) Baptiste Jerome — River Raisin National Battlefield Park —
Jean-Baptiste Jerome (Gerome) and his wife Marie Michelle Deliel dite Bélanger were busy with the fall harvest in 1812. While the men cut the wheat by hand and tied it into large French sheaves, the women took over the other farm chores. The wheat . . . Map (db m165481) HM
67Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Private Claim 236, Lot of George McDougal — River Raisin National Battlefield Park —
George McDougal, a wealthy and prominent cousin of Col François Navarre, owned the property occupied by 25-year-old Pierre Jacob and his mother Magdelaine Godet-Jacob-Leblanc. Unaware of the imminent declaration of war, Magdelaine peacefully stood . . . Map (db m165478) HM
68Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Private Claim 96 of Jean (John) Baptist CoutureRiver Raisin National Battlefield Park
Friends and family arrived at the farmstead of Jean (John) Baptiste Couture and his wife Catherine on the cold New Year's Eve of 1812. Guests brought baskets of food and jugs of spirits to celebrate La Saint-Sylvester or Saints Feast Day, ushering . . . Map (db m161544) HM
69Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — River Raisin Legacy ProjectFish Passage 6
WHERE the River Raisin winds through the city of Monroe, it once flowed over six low head dams (2.5'-3') constructed by the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s. A habitat restoration project some 80 years later re-established fish passage . . . Map (db m165479) HM
70Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Roundhead
In the temporary absence of Tecumseh, the Native-American allies of the British were led by Wyandot Chiefs Roundhead and Walk-in-the-Water. Besides the Wyandots, Native forces included warriors from the Shawnee, Potawatomi, Ottawa, Chippewa, . . . Map (db m21567) HM
71Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Sandy Creek Settlement
Joseph Porlier Benac, Sandy Creek's first settler, was granted a tract of land here by the Potawatomi Indians Aug. 3, 1780. By the time of the War of 1812, sixteen homes lined the banks of the creek. Retreating Indians swept through the . . . Map (db m27245) HM
72Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Site of Battles of Jan. 18 - 22
[Marker Front] Site of Battles of Jan. 18 - 22 Gen. Winchester in Command, and River Raisin Massacre Jan. 23, 1813 [Marker Reverse] 800 Americans under Cols. Allen, Lewis and Wells Fought desperately against . . . Map (db m20041) HM
73Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Skirmish Line
In this vicinity and parallel to the driveway, a line of scattered human remains were detected in 2000, which may mark the main skirmish line of the 17th U.S. Infantry. The bodies of those killed lay exposed to the elements for some time after the . . . Map (db m20916) HM
74Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Soldiers and Sailors Park
The oldest public park in Monroe County, Soldiers and Sailors Park was created in 1909 when the half mile long riverfront parcel was purchased by the City of Monroe from the Ilgenfritz family for $700. This came about directly through the efforts of . . . Map (db m170067) HM
75Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — L2052 — St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
The Reverend Camillus P. Maes organized St. John in 1872 to serve the area's Irish population, which had struggled to form an English-speaking parish over a forty year period. In January 1892 fire destroyed the interior of the first church, erected . . . Map (db m169696) HM
76Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception
This church is the immediate successor to the first church of Monroe County, St Antoine aux Riviere Raisin (October 15, 1788), which was located two miles upriver. Construction of this church was begun in 1834. It was consecrated in 1839. The . . . Map (db m67522) HM
77Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Circuit-riding ministers from Ohio braved swamps, snakes and mosquitos to serve Monroe Methodists as early as 1804. Though these families fled Monroe during the War of 1812, they returned in strength. Their Wesleyan Chapel just south of this church . . . Map (db m169757) HM
78Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Tecumseh's Headquarters
The Great Indian Chief Tecumseh headquartered near here for over a month after the unsuccessful British And Indian siege of Fort Meigs in Ohio, July 1813. The British strategy was to use the Indians at the River Raisin to slow down any American . . . Map (db m20914) HM
79Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — The "Huey" Helicopter
The "Huey” helicopter was the workhorse of the Vietnam War. Not only did it ferry troops and cargo, but it was responsible for critical combat extraction as well as life-saving medivac. This particular machine, a UH-1M model, served three . . . Map (db m165497) HM
80Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — The 1st Battle of the River Raisin
The opening months of the War of 1812 were disastrous for the isolated American outposts in the west. Fort Mackinac, on Mackinac Island, had fallen in the first action of the war. The inhabitants and garrison of Fort Dearborn, at what is now . . . Map (db m165531) HM
81Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — The 2nd Battle of the River Raisin
January 19-21,1813 1 Winchester hears of the victory early in the morning of the 19th. He orders Col. Samuel Wells to lead 312 men to the River Raisin. 2 Winchester, traveling by sleigh, arrives at Frenchtown at 2:00 AM on the 20th. He . . . Map (db m165532) HM
82Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — The 2nd Battle of the River Raisin
January 22,1813 1 Mounted Indians from the British right wing take the rear of the retreating Americans and set an ambush at Plum Creek. 2 Flanked by mounted Indians, the scattered groups are slaughtered, one by one. Of the nearly 400 . . . Map (db m165540) HM
83Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — The American Surrender
Protected only by a picket fence, nearly 500 Kentucky militiamen fought off three British charges on their camp along the river and silenced the British cannon with their long rifles in the second Battle of the River Raisin, Jan. 22, 1813. They . . . Map (db m27243) HM
84Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — The Civic Improvement Society of Monroe
The Civic Improvement Society of Monroe was organized in April, 1901, as the result of the work of a few interested women who canvassed the city, explaining their reasons for desiring to unite in a society for the betterment of the community. This . . . Map (db m170066) HM
85Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — The Custer Home
This 116 acre "French ribbon farm", purchased by General George Armstrong Custer, his brother, Nevin, and their wives August 22, 1871, ran northerly from the River Raisin. Nevin Custer farmed it until his death. The present Custer Airport, created . . . Map (db m22741) HM
86Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — The Navarre - Anderson Trading Post
In 1789, Heutrau Navarre, son of Detroit's Royal Notary, built this house, Michigan's oldest residence. Constructed of joined timbers, it is considered the best example of French colonial architecture in the state. Originally Navarre used it as a . . . Map (db m27316) HM
87Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — The Old Hull Road
"The Old Hull Road" over which The American Troops were driven by the English & Indian Allies Jan. 22, 1813Map (db m20880) HM
88Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — The Women Who Served
There were almost ten thousand enlisted women and women officers from all military branches who served in Vietnam, they served in many support staff assignments, hospitals, crewed on medical evacuation flights, mash units, hospital ships, . . . Map (db m165510) WM
89Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — L2254 — Trinity Episcopal Church
The Reverend James O'Brien became Monroe's first Episcopal rector in late 1831. Early the next year he and his small congregation began building Trinity Church on what is now Loranger Square. Funds came from Ohio, Pennsylvanian and New York, as well . . . Map (db m169697) HM
90Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Trinity Lutheran Church
In 1828, German Lutheran families from Baden and Bavaria settled in and around Monroe. Served first by horseback-traveling Pastor Friedrich Schmid, these Lutherans organized a congregation known as Zoar, and several churches, including Trinity, . . . Map (db m169761) HM
91Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — U.S. 17th Infantry CampsiteRiver Raisin Battlefield 1813
Elements of the U.S. 17th Infantry were camped in an open field just north of here when the British and Indians launched their surprise counterattack at dawn, January 22, 1813. The Americans held their ground here for 20 minutes before the Canadian . . . Map (db m20904) HM
92Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Veterans Memorial Sidewalk
The sidewalk between the UH-1 Huey and Cobra helicopters is dedicated to the courageous pilots, copilots and crewmen of those aircraft. Thousands of medivacs performed under extremely dangerous combat conditions and the exceptional firepower . . . Map (db m165496) WM
93Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Vietnam P.O.W.'s and M.I.A's Memorial Tree
This tree is dedicated to the P.O.W.'s and M.I.A's from the Vietnam War this 17th day of May, 1987Map (db m165498) WM
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