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Coombs, Leslie -1881 Military officer; born near Boonesboro, Ky., Nov. 28, 1793; entered the army in 1812; and after the defeat at the Raisin River he was sent to General Harrison with important messages which necessitated his travelling more than 100 miles over a country covvered with snow and occupied by Indians. He took a prominent part in the defeat of Colonel Dudley, and was wounded at Fort Miami. After the war he was admitted to the bar and became eminent in his profession and also as a political speaker. He died in Lexington, Ky., Aug. 21, 1881.
Van Horne, Thomas B. Military officer; conspicuous in the War of 1812-15. In August, 1812, Governor Meigs sent Captain Brush with men, cattle, provisions, and a mail for Hull's army. At the Raisin River, Brush sent word to Hull that he had information that a body of Indians under Tecumseh was lying in wait for him near Brownstown, at the mouth of the Huron River, 25 miles below Detroit, and he asked the general to send down a detachment of soldiers as an escort. Hull ordered Major Van Home, of Colonel Findlay's regiment, with 200 men, to join Brush, and escort him and his treasures to headquarters. The major crossed the Detroit from Hull's forces in Canada, Aug. 4. On the morning of the Thomas B. Van Horne. 5th, while the detachment was moving cautiously, Van Horne was told by a Frenchman that several hundred Indians lay in ambush near Brownstown. Accustomed to alarmists, he did not believe the story, and pushed forward his men in two columns, when they were fired upon fr
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America, together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published: description of towns and cities. (ed. George P. Rowell and company),
Michigan, Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan (search)
Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan a town of 6,000 pop., on Raisin River, 2 miles from Lake Erie, and at the E. terminus of the Michigan Southern Railroad, 40 miles from Detroit. The Railroad from Toledo to Detroit passes through here. It is an important depot for the shipment of grain. Considerable manufacturing done here.