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Dixie Highway - Monroe - Michigan, USA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member veritas vita
N 41° 54.820 W 083° 22.818
17T E 302596 N 4642930
Quick Description: The Dixie Highway - Runs alongside the site of the 1812 war monument, commemorating the Battle of Raisin. Located on the boundary between the River Raisin and the Dixie Highway, Monroe, Michigan.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 6/6/2013 4:09:06 PM
Waymark Code: WMH8EM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Farkle 7
Views: 3

Long Description:
"Dixie Highway - Monroe - site of The Battle of Frenchtown, also known as the Battle of the River Raisin or the River Raisin Massacre, was a series of conflicts that took place from January 18–23, 1813 during the War of 1812. It was fought between the United States and a British and Native American alliance near the River Raisin in Frenchtown, Michigan Territory (present-day Monroe, Michigan).

On January 18, 1813 the Americans forced the retreat of the British and their Indian allies from Frenchtown, which they had earlier occupied, in a relatively minor skirmish. The encounter was part of a larger plan to advance north and retake the city of Detroit following the loss of the city in the Siege of Detroit the previous summer. Despite the initial American success, the British and Native Americans rallied and launched a surprise counterattack four days later on January 22. Three hundred ninety-seven Americans were killed in this second battle, while hundreds were taken prisoner and dozens of them killed in a subsequent massacre by Native Americans the following day. It was the deadliest conflict ever fought on Michigan soil, and the casualties included the highest number of Americans killed in a single battle during the War of 1812. Parts of the original battlefield have recently been designated as the River Raisin National Battlefield Park." Text Source: (visit link)
Americana: Roadside Attraction

Significant Interest: Monument

Milestone or Marker: Other

Physical Address:
N Dixie Hwy.
Ann Arbor, MI USA.

Web Site Address: Not listed

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