\ɹˈasɪn ɹˈɪvə], \ɹˈasɪn ɹˈɪvə], \ɹ_ˈa_s_ɪ_n ɹ_ˈɪ_v_ə]\
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(Frenchtown, now Monroe, Mich.) General James Winchester with about 1000 Kentuckians, under orders of General Harrison, erected fortifications at the rapids of the Maumee. After this was done he sent ahead two-thirds of his men to drive the British from Frenchtown and, on the success of this movement, himself followed with the rest of his forces. Here he was attacked by General Proctor with 1500 British and Indians on January 22, 1813. Taken by surprise the Americans, after a brief defence, fled to the woods. A surrender was effected with full assurance of safety. The captives were hurried to Maiden, leaving the sick and wounded Americans behind. These were at once massacred by the Indians, save a few who were taken to Detroit for ransom. The Americans lost 197 killed and missing, and 737 prisoners. The British loss was 24 killed and 158 wounded. "Remember the River Rasin" was long a war cry of Kentuckian soldiers.
By John Franklin Jameson
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