The American Surrender

The American Surrender (HMI3T)

Location: Monroe, MI 48162 Monroe County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 54.989', W 83° 22.677'

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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 fought for three hours until they saw a white flag approaching from the British lines. They were sure it was a plea for truce. To their surprise it was a message from their captured General. Unaware of their strong position and the approach of Gen. Harrison's reinforcements, Gen. Winchester called for surrender.

Although surrounded and low on ammunition, the gallant Kentuckians refused to surrender until the British promised protection for the American wounded and the homes of Frenchtown's settlers.
HM NumberHMI3T
Placed ByMonroe County Historical Commission
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 1:00am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 302800 N 4643238
Decimal Degrees41.91648333, -83.37795000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 54.989', W 83° 22.677'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 54' 59.34" N, 83° 22' 40.62" W
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Area Code(s)734
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1109-1199 E Noble St, Monroe MI 48162, US
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