British Victory at Frenchtown

British Victory at Frenchtown (HMI42)

Location: Monroe, MI 48162 Monroe County
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N 41° 55.489', W 83° 22.129'

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From near this spot on Jan. 22, 1813, 525 British soldiers and Canadian militiamen from Fort Malden under Col. Henry Proctor and some 800 Indians under Chiefs Roundhead and Walk-In-The-Water launched a pre-dawn attack on the sleeping American camp a mile south on the River Raisin. The British firepower included six small sled-mounted artillery pieces.

The British soldiers, mostly from the 41st Regiment of Foot and Royal Newfoundland Regiment, suffered heavy casualties in three vain attempts to storm the main camp, protected by a picket fence and the skill of the Kentucky riflemen. The Canadian militiamen and the Indians, however, routed the unprotected American eastern camp which led to the American Army's defeat at this Second Battle of the River Raisin.
HM NumberHMI42
Placed ByMonroe County Historical Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 9:19am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 303583 N 4644142
Decimal Degrees41.92481667, -83.36881667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 55.489', W 83° 22.129'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 55' 29.34" N, 83° 22' 7.74" W
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Area Code(s)734
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1001-1099 N Dixie Hwy, Monroe MI 48162, US
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