Battle of Brownstown
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member S5280ft
N 42° 05.080 W 083° 12.438
17T E 317434 N 4661534
Quick Description: Moved from the location the State has. Now located on the south side of South Gibraltar Road about 0.1 mile east of Jefferson Avenue. This is a pedestrian entrance to Lake Erie Metropark. I'm not sure where to park, I squeezed in along side the road.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 1/7/2007 5:02:18 PM
Waymark Code: WM140A
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member "Paws"itraction
Views: 63

Long Description:
In this vicinity on August 5, 1812, six weeks after the outbreak of war, an Indian force, led by the famous Shawnee chief, Tecumseh, ambushed about two hundred Americans under Major Thomas Van Horne who were on the way south to the River Raisin. There, supplies vitally needed by Hull's army in Detroit were awaiting an escort through the Indian blockade of the River Road. Tecumseh opened fire as the Americans forded Brownstown Creek. Van Horne, overestimating the Indians' numbers, ordered his men to fall back. The retreat soon became a panic-stricken flight back to Fort Lernoult. Seventeen Americans were killed, twelve wounded and two captured and murdered. One Indian was killed.
Historical Date: 08/05/1812

Historical Name: Tecumseh, Major Thomas Van Horne

Parking nearby?: no

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Registered Site #: Michigan Historical Commission Registered Site #100

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