Years of research has gone
into the writing of the recently published "Invaded on all
Sides". Mr. Naveaux is the most renowned historian on the battle
of the River Raisin, and provided the most in depth study of the
Battle of the River Raisin, War of 1812.
Ralph Naveaux has earned
degrees in history and administration from Michigan State
University, and in French from Easter Michigan University. He is
also a graduate of the Seminar in Williamsburg, Virginia, and
the Michigan Police Reserve Training Council Basic Law
Enforcement Course at Schoolcraft College. For 15 years, he was
employed as a teacher of history and French in the Monroe Public
School System. Mr. Naveaux retired as Director of the Monroe
County Historical Museum in January of 2007.
His previous publications
include "Escape to Frenchtown" co-authored with Rachel Wilke,
"Women of the Raisin" co-authored with Mary Ellen VanWassenova,
"The Floral City" co-authored with Shana Gruber, and the "River
Raisin Battlefield Driving Tour". Mr. Naveaux has also been a
key source of the information found on this website.
"War of 1812: Battles of the Raisin"
DVD produced by the
Friends of the River Raisin Battlefield
This is the story of the
largest field battle ever fought in what is now the state of
Michigan. It began with a skirmish at French Town on January 18,
1813. The initial engagement ended in victory for the United
States, but the situation was reversed at the Battle of the River
Raisin on January 22, when a force of British and Native
Americans, led by Col Henry Proctor, completely destroyed the
American army under Brig. General James Winchester.
As a result of this disaster,
"Remember the Raisin" became the rallying cry for the American
forces on the Northwestern Frontier during the War of
This documentary is dedicated
to the memory of the memory of the United States, British,
Canadian, and Native American participants from both sides
especially those who gave their lives, and to the inhabitants of
French Town who suffered, yet persevered.
Our Photo Gallery includes
picture from the 2008 & 2009 River Raisin Battlefield
Pictures of other area events,
including the 3rd annual Dancing through Time for the War of
1812 Bicentennial Steering Committee, and of different
re-enacting events can also be found at the Floral City Images
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