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Published: 1/20/2013 - Updated: 1 year ago


Battles of River Raisin Bicentennial celebration

A battalion of re-enactors representing American regulars and militia met in mock battle Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at the River Raisin National Battlefield Park with a battalion of counterparts representing British, Canadian, and American Indian forces during a bicentennial celebration of the Battles of the River Raisin, fighting that occurred in present-day Monroe during the War of 1812. CLICK ANY IMAGE TO VIEW FULL PHOTO, START SLIDE SHOW.

Many reenactment units gather and march down East Front Street to the River Raisin National Battlefield Park Visitor Center during the 200th anniversary of the Battles of the River Raisin in Monroe, Mich. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Many reenactment units gather and march down East Front Street to the River Raisin National Battlefield Park Visitor Center during ...
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About 300 re-enactors march from the Sawyer Homestead to the River Raisin National Battlefield Park Visitor Center. Enlarge | Buy This Photo About 300 re-enactors march from the Sawyer Homestead to the River Raisin National Battlefield Park Visitor Center.
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Flag bearers raise the British flag during the 200th anniversary of the Battles of the River Raisin at the River Raisin Battlefield Park. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Flag bearers raise the British flag during the 200th anniversary of the Battles of the River Raisin at the River ...
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A sign marks the 200th anniversary of the Battles of the River Raisin at the River Raisin National Battlefield Park Visitor Center in Monroe, Mich. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A sign marks the 200th anniversary of the Battles of the River Raisin at the River Raisin National Battlefield Park ...
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A soldier from 2nd Kentucky volunteers carries a bucket as part of his war gear. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A soldier from 2nd Kentucky volunteers carries a bucket as part of his war gear.
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Ken Roberts leads his local LaCroix Militia unit into battle the River Raisin National Battlefield Park to the Monroe Multi-Sports Complex in Monroe, Mich. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Ken Roberts leads his local LaCroix Militia unit into battle the River Raisin National Battlefield Park to the Monroe Multi-...
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Re-enactors march from down East Front Street during the 200th anniversary of the Battles of the River Raisin in Monroe, Mich. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Re-enactors march from down East Front Street during the 200th anniversary of the Battles of the River Raisin in ...
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Battle of Lake Erie marines march down East Front Street in Monroe, Mich. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Battle of Lake Erie marines march down East Front Street in Monroe, Mich.
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A re-enactor carries a flag as others march from down East Front Street in Monroe, Mich. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A re-enactor carries a flag as others march from down East Front Street in Monroe, Mich.
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Monroe resident Chase Blackwell, 12, wears a homemade British uniform and carries a homemade gun as he marches with re-enactors. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Monroe resident Chase Blackwell, 12, wears a homemade British uniform and carries a homemade gun as he marches with re-...
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Guns are fired to kick off the 200th anniversary of the Battles of the River Raisin re-enactment. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Guns are fired to kick off the 200th anniversary of the Battles of the River Raisin re-enactment.
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Rusty Cottrel, of Springfield, Ohio, dresses as a Peckuwe Shawnee. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Rusty Cottrel, of Springfield, Ohio, dresses as a Peckuwe Shawnee.
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A large crowd gathers at the River Raisin National Battlefield Park Visitor Center to watch the proceedings. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A large crowd gathers at the River Raisin National Battlefield Park Visitor Center to watch the proceedings.
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LaCroix Militia member Ken Roberts runs across the battlefield during the tactical demonstration. Enlarge | Buy This Photo LaCroix Militia member Ken Roberts runs across the battlefield during the tactical demonstration.
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An Indian fighting for the British reloads his gun during the tactical demonstration. Enlarge | Buy This Photo An Indian fighting for the British reloads his gun during the tactical demonstration.
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British soldiers fight the Americans during the tactical demonstration at the Monroe Multi-Sports Complex in Monroe, Mich. Enlarge | Buy This Photo British soldiers fight the Americans during the tactical demonstration at the Monroe Multi-Sports Complex in Monroe, Mich.
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A cannon crew reloads during a musket and cannon tactical demonstration. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A cannon crew reloads during a musket and cannon tactical demonstration.
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A 'wounded' soldier fighting for the British is carried off the battlefield. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A 'wounded' soldier fighting for the British is carried off the battlefield.
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Kalamazoo resident Alma Moore-Egen, a descendant of the Navarre family, lays a wreath at the River Raisin National Battlefield Park Visitor Center. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Kalamazoo resident Alma Moore-Egen, a descendant of the Navarre family, lays a wreath at the River Raisin National Battlefield ...
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Descendants are honored at the River Raisin National Battlefield Park Visitor Center during the 200th anniversary of the Battles of the River Raisin in Monroe, Mich. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Descendants are honored at the River Raisin National Battlefield Park Visitor Center during the 200th anniversary of the Battles of ...
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An American soldier is 'wounded' during a tactical demonstration. Enlarge | Buy This Photo An American soldier is 'wounded' during a tactical demonstration.
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British soldiers march around a wounded soldier. Enlarge | Buy This Photo British soldiers march around a wounded soldier.
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British soldiers march around a wounded soldier during the tactical demonstration. Enlarge | Buy This Photo British soldiers march around a wounded soldier during the tactical demonstration.
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