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River Raisin Battlefield Commemoration Registration

 

PARTICIPANT INVITATION

DEAR FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS,

The 204th anniversary commemoration of the Battle of the River Raisin will be held in Monroe, Michigan, on Saturday, January 21, 2017. 

          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 presentation 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.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2017

9:30AM             Participant check-in and coffee at the Monroe Multi-Sports Complex, 33 N. Dixie Hwy, Monroe, MI 48162.

10:00              Assembly of troops at Monroe Multi-Sports Complex.

10:30              Tactical Demonstration on the Sports Complex Grounds

11:30              Ceremonies at the River Raisin National Battlefield Visitor Center, 1403 E. Elm Ave., Monroe, MI 48162.

12-12:45         Speaker at Visitor Center on “Indian Treaty Rights.”

1:00PM             Re-enactor Luncheon at St. Paul??™s Church, 201 S. Monroe St., Monroe, MI 48161.

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

For questions and updated plans, call Ralph at 734-289-2253 (home) or 734-915-8671 (cell) or email ralphnaveaux@att.net.  The number for the Battlefield Visitor Center is 734-243-7136. 

Sincerely,

Ralph Naveaux
Commandant, Lacroix??™s Company of Michigan Volunteers

Chris Kull
President, Friends of the River Raisin Battlefield

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* First Name:
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* Street Address
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* Unit or Organization Name
* Number of Soldiers Attending
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Number of Adult Civilians Attending
Number of Children Attending
* Names of those attending
* Will You be attending our Participent Luncheon
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* Will you be bringing a cannon
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Artillery units will receive a Fifty Dollar stipend for transporting and firing an artillery piece rated as a 3-pounder or larger. Be prepared to fire at least 3 rounds at the tactical demonstration.
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