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Battles of River Raisin Bicentennial celebration

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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An American soldier is 'wounded' during a tactical demonstration.

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British soldiers march around a wounded soldier.

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British soldiers march around a wounded soldier during the tactical demonstration.

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