River Raisin Battlefield was the site of the largest engagements of the War of 1812. Fought on the banks of the River Raisin here in Monroe Michigan formally know as Frenchtown.

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PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION

  206th Anniversary

Annual Commemoration of the Battles of the Raisin

Mark your calendar for January 19, 2019

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Held at the River Raisin National Battlefield Park Visitor Center
 1403 East Elm Ave Monroe Mi, 48162

Please be aware no Black Powder is allowed inside the Building
at the National Park Visitor Center

All participants will be required to complete a Volunteer in the Park (VIP) form.
Copies of the Forms are available at the bottom of this page
 

PARTICIPANT INVITATION

DEAR FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS,

          The 206th anniversary commemoration of the Battle of the River Raisin will be held in Monroe, Michigan, on Saturday, January 19, 2019

          Following past patterns, the day will begin with a mid-morning tactical demonstration followed by ceremonies at the River Raisin Battlefield Education Center, and end with a mid-afternoon presentation at the Monroe County Historical Museum.  Additional presentations will be given at the Education Center at 7p.m. on Friday evening and 9 a.m. on Saturday morning.

       Please RSVP by Friday, January 4, 2019, if you intend to participate, so we may prepare for the re-enactor luncheon.   For your convenience you can register online via our website: www.riverraisinbattlefield.org, or by copying and mailing the above form to FRRB, Box 1633, Monroe, MI 48161. 

    Participant on-site check-in is located at the Battlefield Education Center, 333 N. Dixie Highway, Monroe, Michigan 48162 in Monroe, Michigan.  Participation in this public event constitutes permission to use photographic or other media images in future promotional and educational productions. 

   We hope you all have a safe, enjoyable, and meaningful experience at the Commemoration of the Battle of the River Raisin.  Dress for the weather, and we’ll look forward to seeing you.

   Artillery units will receive a $100 stipend for transporting and firing an artillery piece rated as a 3-pounder or larger.   Be prepared to fire 3-5 rounds at the tactical demonstration.

Sincerely,

Ralph Naveaux
Commandant, Lacroix’s Company of Michigan Volunteers 

Rusty Davis
President, Friends of the River Raisin Battlefield

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THE REGISTRATION FORM HAS MOVED TO A NEW SITE

CLICK THE LINK BELOW FOR ON LINE PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION

PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION CLICK HERE

 

The commemoration is held on the very ground along the River Raisin where hundreds of lives were lost in a
struggle for freedom and sovereignty during the early years of the United States
 


TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2019

 

7:00 PM            Guillaume Teasdale Presentation at the Battlefield Education Center, 333 N. Dixie Hwy, Monroe, MI 48162.

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2019

(Activities will be held at the Battlefield Education Center except where indicated)

 

9:00AM             Tom Fournier Presentation and Participant check-in and coffee

10:30              Assembly of troops

11:00              Tactical Demonstration

Noon               Flag & Wreath Ceremonies featuring Bill Godfroy

1:00PM             Re-enactor Luncheon at a local church

2:30                1812 Program at the Monroe County Historical Museum, 126 S. Monroe St., Monroe, MI 48161.

 

Join the many participants from Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Canada, along with Native Americans and residents of Monroe Michigan as we remember this bloody battle and massacre that took place on January 22nd and 23rd, 1813.

The commemoration is held on the very ground along the River Raisin where hundreds of lives were lost protecting our freedom in the early years of the United States.


Black Powder Rules, Individual Volunteer Form, and Unit Registration Form (signature letter)

Unit leaders can simply use the signature letter to register their entire group with the NPS, or they can have each member fill out the volunteer agreement.  To expedite the on-site check in, these forms should be filled out in advance and turned in when the group leader or the individual arrives at the battlefield visitor center

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Signature form - Black Powder Regulations
Volunteer (VIP) Form

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