River Raisin

River Raisin Battle

River Raisin

Battles of Frenchtown

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The Battle of River Raisin marked the culmination of the American campaign to take Fort Detroit and invade Canada in late 1812 and early 1813. On January 22, American forces under James Winchester faced an invading British army under Henry Procter at Frenchtown. Winchester ultimately surrendered, but after the battle, the Native American allies of the British massacred the wounded American soldiers under their care.These event horrified Americans and "Remember the Raisin" became a rallying cry among soldiers for the remainder of the conflict. 

Battle Facts

Result

United Kingdom Victory
COMMANDERS
Forces Engaged
2,397

United States

1,000

United Kingdom

1,387
Total Estimated Casualties
1,256

United States

1,051
410
killed
94+
wounded
547
missing & captured

United Kingdom

205
40
killed
162
wounded
3
missing & captured