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RETURN OF THE WHOLE OF THE TROOPS (REGULARS, MILITIA, MARINE AND INDIAN DEPARTMENT) WHO WERE ENGAGED IN THE ACTION AT FRENCHTOWN, ON
THE RIVER RAISIN, ON THE 22D OF JANUARY, 1813, WITH THE NUMBER OF KILLED AND WOUNDED.
RETURN OF KILLED AND WOUNDED IN THE ACTION AT RIVIERE AUX RAISINS, JANUARY 220, 1813.
24 || 1 | 2 FELIX TROUGHTON, LIEUTENANT R. A.,
Acting Dep. Ass't Q. M. Gen'l.
MONROE COUNTY VETERANS OF THE WAR OF 1812.
THE resident survivors of the War of 1812 Deland, Hall, 75. Navarre, Robert F., 80.
I were early in June, 1871, by a published French, Bronson, 82. Van Pelt, David, 89. card in the Monroe city papers, invited by Foulke, Joseph, 80. Walters, William, 88. Joseph Guyor to assemble at his residence as Guyor, Joseph, 88. Whelpley, Thomas, 73. his guests, on what was known as Guyor's Hixon, Charles, 76. Younglove, George, 77. Island, the present site of the Monroe Marsh Jacobs, Louis, 96. Club-house, two miles cast of Monroe. In
Peter Navarre and Robert Navarre conresponse to the invitation, on the 15th of tinued to reside in this vicinity until their June, nineteen survivors of the battle of deaths. Frank Boroff, the centenarian, was the River Raisin made their appearance, ac- born in Pennsylvania in 1770. The united companied by a number of the citizens of
ages of the group were 1,158 years — the averMonroe. A banquet was prepared in honor of
age being nearly 90 years. the old heroes, and a cordial welcome tendered
The pleasure derived at this assembly gave the guests by the Hon. Heman J. Redfield,
rise to extensive preparations for welcoming to mayor of the city,who was followed by addresses
the old battle grounds the survivors of the War by General George A. Custer, Colonel I. R.
of 1812. July 4, 1872, 121 veterans of HarriGrosvenor, Colonel Luce, and others. The after
son's army, serving at Fort Meigs and elsenoon was pleasantly passed in recounting the where in this section during the War of 1812 scenes, trials and hardships of the war, inter
responded in person to the invitations. spersed with anecdotes of a local character. A
The arrangements for celebrating the 4th in copy of the photograph of the survivors, taken
Monroe, in connection with a grand re-union on Guyor's Island, appears on the opposite
of the veterans of 1812, and the pioneers of the page.
Raisin valley, were fully completed on the night The occasion was so thoroughly enjoyed by of the 3d, and everything gave promise of a the guests that a suggestion was made and
large crowd and a successful celebration. The cordially received that ample preparations for
evening train from the south brought a large the sixtieth anniversary of the battle of River
delegation of veterans from Kentucky and Raisin should be made the following year, and
Ohio, some seventy-fire in number, with reprethat general invitations should be extended by
sentatives of the Kentucky press, accompanied correspondence and published notices in the
by General G. A. Custer, one of the members newspapers of Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee,
of the Committee of Invitation. These were to all the survivors of the battle of the River
met at Toledo by other members of the ComRaisin. It was afterward determined, as the mitte
mittee of Invitation, and on their arrival at anniversary would occur at such an inclement. Mon
ement · Monroe Junction were received by the Comseason of the year that few of the old survirors
mittee of Reception, headed by the Monroe could attend from such a distance, to hold a
band, and were escorted in carriages to the convention on the following 4th of July, 1872.
Young Ladies' Seminary, where arrangements The names and ages of the veterans were as
had been made for their comfort while tarrying follows:
among us. Among this “ goodlie companie” Beseau, John, 80. Lazarre, Francis, 82. of venerable patriarchs were General Leslie Boroff, F.,100 yrs. 7 mos. Mason, Henry, 79. Combs, of Kentucky, aged seventy-eight, GenClapper, John, 76. Nadeau, James B., 77. eral Samuel Williams, of Kentucky, who bore De Chovin, Jean, 77. Navarre, Peter, 82. à conspicuous part in the war of 1812, aged
1 JOHN BESEAR. JOHN CLAPER.
15 PETER NAVARRE. 16 JAMES NEDEAU. 17 EMANUEL ('USTOX. 18 ROBERT XAVAX. 19 JOSEPI FORLKE. 20 Boxsox FRENCH. 6 JNO, BESAN, 7 GEO, YOUNGLOVE. 8 JOIN BUROFF. 9 DAVID VAN PELT. 10 LEWIS JACOBS. 11 Cuis. HAVEN 12 HENRY MASON. 13 THO. WHELPHY. 14 Jos. GUYON.
; GTXL (USTON. IRANCIS LAZARRE. J JEAN DE CHOVEX,
ninety-one, and Henry Gaither, of Cincinnati,
Chief of Police. aged eighty-two.
Chief Marshal and Aids. The morning of the 4th opened a little cloudy
FIRST DIVISION. and cooler than the preceding day, giving
Colonel I. R. Grosvenor, Marshal. promise of the best of weather for the festivi
Monroe City Band. ties of the day; and though the middle of the
National Guards, of Detroit.
Monroe Light Guards. day proved warmer than was necessary for
Toledo Cadets. comfort, yet very little complaint could reason
SECOND DIVISION. ably be made on that score.
Colonel C. Luce, Marshal. The day was ushered in with a national salute
Martial Band. of thirty-eight guns at sunrise, fired from the
Adrian Commandery, Knights Templar. military encampment, in the west grove, and Monroe Commandery, Knights Templar. the gun was fired every five minutes while the
THIRD DIVISION. procession was moving.
Flat Rock Band. The Committee of Arrangements had made Monroe Fire Department-Captain F. Waldorf, Chief ample preparations in Noble's Grove, east of
Engineer. Washington street, for the ceremonies and the
FOURTH DIVISION. banquet. A large stand, with raised seats, had
Charles F. Frank, Marshal. been erected, with a stand for the speakers, and
St. Joseph's Benevolent Society, of Monroe.
German Workingmen's Society, of Monroe. tables sufficient to seat 1,000 people were arranged in a hollow square, under the spreading
FIFTH DIVISION. boughs, at a short distance from the grand stand.
Major S.W. Curtis, Marsbal.
Pioneers of the Raisin Valley to the number of 150. At the entrance to the grove an arch of evergreens was erected, on which was the motto,
Major J. G. McBride, Marshal. “ Welcome, brave defenders,” and another and
Veterans of the War of 1812 in carriages. larger triumphal arch was erected over Wash
SEVENTH DIVISION. ington street, at the public square, with the
The Hon. Thomas Doyle, Marshal. motto, “Welcome, veterans." This arch was
Citizens in carriages. covered with evergreens, and tastefully decorated with shields, flags, etc. Many of the busi The National Guards of Detroit made a fine ness blocks and private residences, especially appearance, and the Toledo Cadets (a company along the line of march of the procession, were of mere lads) attracted much attention during handsomely decorated with the national colors, the entire day, for their soldierly bearing and evergreens, mottoes, streamers, flags and ban- generally excellent behavior. The Knights ners.
Templar, too, were an attractive feature of At an early hour the people from the country the procession. The route of the procession came flocking in, by wagon loads, on horseback was from the corner of First and Macomb and on foot, and before the arrival of any of streets, north to Elm avenue, thence west to the trains, the streets seemed crowded with Monroe street, thence south to Front, thence people. The first train from the north brought west to Cass, thence south to Sorenth, thence the National Guards of Detroit, Governor Bald- east to Monroe, thence north to Front, thence win, Judge Campbell, Hon. C. C. Trowbridge, east to Washington, thence south to the grove. Hon. Levi Bishop, Judge Cooley, and other As the procession passed the Monroe street celebrities. The train from the west brought cemetery, where the Kentuckians who fell at the Adrian Commandery of Knights Templar, the battle of the River Raisin are buried, it and the train from the south brought Mayor halted, and the bands played a dirge, the flags Jones, Ex-Mayor Kraus, the Toledo Cadets, were drooped, the military came to a “shoulder with thousands of people to join in the festivi- arms,” the Knights Templar made the “salute' ties of the day.
of their order, and the veterans and citizens The procession commenced to move soon after generally uncovered. eleven o'clock, and was formed as follows, A short distance from the entrance to the headed by General George Spalding, Chief grove a reviewing stand had been erected, Marshal:
where Governor Baldwin, the orator' and dis