After the Battle - Monroe, Michigan, USA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 41° 54.655 W 083° 22.610
17T E 302875 N 4642617
Quick Description: River Raisin Battlefield was the site of the largest engagement of the War of 1812. 'After The Battle' Historical Sign is located at the River Raisin National Battlefield Park - Monroe, Michigan.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 7/9/2013 1:55:57 AM
Waymark Code: WMHGK3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
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Long Description:
River Raisin National Battlefield Park was established as the 393rd unit of the United States National Park Service, officially began operation as a national park unit on October, 22, 2010. and is the only national battlefield park from the War of 1812.

You may visit this historic marker, from Dawn to Dusk, even if the Visitor Centre is closed.

Historical Marker Inscription reads:

"In the words of Laurent Durocher, "after the defeat of Winchester, many of the inhabitants fled with their families to the frontier of Ohio. Others went to Detroit. The British made several attempts to persuade the Indians to destroy what was left of the settlement at the River Raisin, but the Potawatomie's protested and declared they....had given the land to the first settlers, and had been compensated therefore....and would not suffer them to be disturbed in their habitations."

In October of 1813, the inhabitants of Michigan Territory returned the favour by interceding on behalf of those Native-Americans who wished to negotiate an armistice with the American military authorities in Detroit, so they could return to their villages and live in peace with their neighbours.
"Text Source, from the Historical Marker.
Date Erected/Dedicated: 22 October 2010.

Who put it there? Private/Government?: Monroe County Historical Society.

River Raisin National Battlefield Park - Monroe, Michigan, USA.

County/Province: Monroe County

Website (related) if available: [Web Link]

Hours or Restrictions if Appropiate: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 AM

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