209th Anniversary Commemoration of the Battles of the River Raisin
January 22 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The 209th Anniversary Commemoration of the Battles of the River Raisin will be held in Monroe, Michigan on Saturday January 22, 2022.
11:00 AM Tactical Demonstration
12:00 PM Commemoration Ceremony
The Battles of the River Raisin resulted in the greatest victory for Tecumseh’s Confederation and the greatest defeat for the United States during the War of 1812. Although American forces were victorious in the first battle, the second ended in what was described as a “national calamity” by then General William Henry Harrison. The battle cry, “Remember the Raisin!” inspired a massive U.S. victory at the Battle of the Thames, which sealed the War of 1812 in the western theater for the U.S., claimed the life of the great Shawnee leader, Tecumseh, and resulted in the end of the American Indian Confederation. The Battles directly led to the implementation of forced Indian removal from the Northwest Territory, an aftermath that continues to influence the United States today.