Battle of Bloody Run

Registered Site S0070

Battle of Bloody Run

Near this site, in late July 1763, the British and Indians fought the fiercest battle of Chief Pontiac's uprising. As Captain James Dalyell led about 260 soldiers across Parent's Creek, the Indians launched a surprise attack which devastated the British. Dalyell and some sixty of his men were killed, and the creek became known as Bloody Run. This battle marked the height of Pontiac's siege of Detroit, a struggle which he was forced to abandon three months later.
photo of Battle of Bloody Run

Erected 1977

Location: 3321 East Jefferson Ave.
Detroit, Wayne County


Latitude: 42.34203, Longitude: -83.0143

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