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January 22, 1813 : Battle of River Raisin Starts

Jon Harrison


In the bloodiest battle ever fought in Michigan, British troops with strong Indian support surprised American troops at Frenchtown (Monroe) on the Raisin River. Major George Madison was convinced to surrender after he was promised his men would be protected.

Sourcse :

Historical Society of Michigan

River Raisin Battlefield : Remember the Raisin

January 22, 1813 by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

River Raisin markers and article posted on Military Detroit.

"The War of 1812 comes to Michigan", Detroit Free Press, January 22, 2012.

"Michigan at War: The Struggle for the Old Northwest, 1812-1815," a documentary produced by the Michigan Commission on the Commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812, has been posted for free access on MI Streamnet through a partnership with Wayne Regional Educational Services Agency.

War of 1812 PBS film DVD on order.

The Battle of Frenchtown/River Raisin

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