"Frenchtown Militia" by David Kaszubski , public domain

River Raisin

National Battlefield Park - Michigan

The River Raisin National Battlefield Park is located in the city of Monroe in Monroe County, Michigan. The area was the site of the costly Battle of Frenchtown, in which 397 Americans were killed and 547 taken prisoner after surrender to the British Army and Indian coalition during the War of 1812. The fighting took place from January 18–23, 1813. The first engagement, sometimes referred to as the "first" Battle of the River Raisin, was a success for the American forces against the British and Indian alliance. Angered by their forced retreat, the British and Native Americans counterattacked the unsuspecting American forces four days later on January 22 in the same location along the River Raisin.

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https://www.nps.gov/rira/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_Raisin_National_Battlefield_Park The River Raisin National Battlefield Park is located in the city of Monroe in Monroe County, Michigan. The area was the site of the costly Battle of Frenchtown, in which 397 Americans were killed and 547 taken prisoner after surrender to the British Army and Indian coalition during the War of 1812. The fighting took place from January 18–23, 1813. The first engagement, sometimes referred to as the "first" Battle of the River Raisin, was a success for the American forces against the British and Indian alliance. Angered by their forced retreat, the British and Native Americans counterattacked the unsuspecting American forces four days later on January 22 in the same location along the River Raisin. River Raisin National Battlefield Park preserves, commemorates, and interprets the January 1813 battles of the War of 1812 and their aftermath in Monroe and Wayne counties in SE Michigan. The Battle resulted in the greatest victory for Tecumseh’s American Indian confederation and the greatest defeat for the U.S. The resulting rally cry “Remember the Raisin” spurred support for the rest of the war. River Raisin National Battlefield is located in SE Lower Michigan along the western shoreline of Lake Erie, in the city of Monroe. Park headquarters is 35 miles south of Detroit, and only 270 miles east of Chicago. By Car: Take Interstate 75 to exit 15 and go south on Dixie Highway to 333 North Dixie Hwy on the right. River Raisin National Battlefield Park Visitor / Education Center The NEW Visitor Center is OPEN and offers a Diorama of the River Raisin Settlement, orientation maps, ranger programs, basic park orientation, gift shop, passport stamp and the NEW Theater. The NEW Education Center is still under development however. River Raisin National Battlefield is located in Southeastern Lower Michigan along the western shoreline of Lake Erie, in the city of Monroe. Park headquarters is 35 miles south of Detroit, and only 270 miles east of Chicago. By Car take Interstate 75 to exit 15 and go south on Dixie Highway to the address, 333 North Dixie Hwy. on your right. Battle of the River Raisin Painting of the Battle of the River Raisin The January 22, 1813 Battle raging in the snowy village of Frenchtown Remember the Raisin! re-enactors firing in a battle line Annual Commemoration of the Battle in January British Sled Cannon a sled cannon in the snow British ingenuity - adopting their cannons for the snowy conditions at the Battle Summer in the Park period gardens Visitors enjoy the period gardens and trails in the Park River Raisin National Battlefield Park Grounds and structure River Raisin National Battlefield Park River Raisin National Battlefield Park Grounds and structure River Raisin National Battlefield Park Battlefield Protection The American Battlefield Protection Program helps to identify and preserve important battlefield sites connected to the War of 1812 and other armed conflicts fought on American soil to benefit future generations of citizens and scholars discovering their lessons. Map of eastern US showing concentration of War of 1812 battlefield sites by state

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