Battle of Monguagon

Battle of Monguagon (HM9BD)

Location: Trenton, MI 48183 Wayne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 8.165', W 83° 10.971'

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On August 9, 1812, a force of about 600 American troops, regulars and militia, moved down the River Road in an attempt to reach Frenchtown (Monroe) and bring back supplies needed desperately by the Americans in Detroit. At a point that cannot now be exactly located, near the Indian village of Monguagon, American scouts ran into a British and Indian force of about 400 hundred men, led by Capt. Adam Muir and Tecumseh, blocking the road south. Lieut. Col. James Miller quickly brought up his Americans and, in a running battle, drove the enemy back through present-day Trenton until the British pulled back across the river into Canada. Losses were heavy. Ironically, this the only battle won by the Americans in Michigan during the War of 1812, was followed a week later by Hull's surrender of Detroit.
HM NumberHM9BD
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Marker NumberS0199
Year Placed1962
Placed ByState of Michigan
Marker Condition
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 8:03am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 319602 N 4667191
Decimal Degrees42.13608333, -83.18285000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 8.165', W 83° 10.971'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 8' 9.90" N, 83° 10' 58.26" W
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Area Code(s)734, 313
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3539 W Jefferson Ave, Trenton MI 48183, US
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