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

  203nd Anniversary

Annual Commemoration of the Battles of the Raisin

Mark your calendar for January 23, 2016

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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 203rd anniversary commemoration of the Battle of the River Raisin will be held in Monroe, Michigan, on Saturday, January 23, 2016. 

          Following past patterns, the day will begin with a mid-morning tactical demonstration followed by ceremonies at the River Raisin Battlefield Visitor Center, and end with an early afternoon presentations at the Monroe County Historical Museum.

          As is our custom, we will be offering re-enactors a hearty luncheon at St. Paul’s Church.  To help us prepare, we ask that you send in the following pre-registration form.

          It is thanks to dedicated re-enactors like you that we have been able to hold the Commemoration on the site of the Battle of the River Raisin every year since 1990.  In all those years, there was only one cancellation, due to a rather nasty blizzard. 

          All during that time, your knowledge and passion have continued to be of enormous benefit to our local community and to the staff of the River Raisin National Battlefield Park.  We hope you can participate this coming year, and we are all looking forward to seeing you.

Sincerely,

Ralph Naveaux
Commandant, Lacroix’s Company of Michigan Volunteers 

Chris Kull
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 PARTICPENT REGISTER

PARTICIPENT 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
 

11 am Morning Tactical Demonstration

Battleground at Monroe Multi-Sports Complex (ice arena)

333 N. Dixie Highway, Monroe, MI 48162

 Noon Commemoration Ceremonies

River Raisin National Battlefield Park Visitor Center

1403 E. Elm Avenue, Monroe, MI 48162

734-243-7136

 2:30 pm Speaker:

“The Reconstruction of Fort Holmes for the War of 1812 Bicentennial”
by Craig Wilson, Mackinac Island State Parks

Monroe County Historical Museum

126 S. Monroe Street, Monroe MI 48161

 734-240-7780

 

 

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

Black Powder Rules
Signature form - Black Powder Regulations
Volunteer (VIP) Form

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