The official war of 1812 bicentennial website - Celebrating 200 years of peace
Historic Sites & Museums

River Raisin Battlefield

On January 22, 1813, at the Battle of the River Raisin, a force of British, Canadians, and Native Americans led by Colonel Henry Procter defeated an army of Kentuckians under Brigadier General James Winchester, resulting in a major setback to American plans to recapture Detroit.

A commemorative event is held at the River Raisin Battlefield each year on the Saturday closest to the date of the actual battle. 

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