War of 1812 Battlefield Protection
During the winter of 1813 the Battle of Frenchtown occurred near the River Rasin between British/Indian troops and a division of Kentucky infantry. The Americans were overwhelmed and cut off and chose to surrender to the British with assurances of decent treatment. The following day, Indian forces allied with the British slaughtered all of the American captives. This led to the cry "Remember the Rasin!"
The National Park Service's American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) promotes the preservation of significant historic battlefields associated with wars on American soil.
In response to a call from Congress, the National Park Service has identified and documented 677 significant places associated with the Revolutionary War and War of 1812.
Park Service battlefield protection efforts helped create River Raisin National Battlefield Park in Monroe, Michigan, which was officially announced as the 393rd park in the National Park System. The War of 1812 battlefield was set aside by Congress with legislation (P.L. 111-11) signed by President Obama on March 30, 2009.
River Rasin National Battlefield Park