(Image by Kevin Myers, Wikimedia Commons)
Pontiac was ready and waiting, possibly alerted by French settlers, and defeated the British at Parent's Creek two miles (3 km) north of the fort. However, he did not accomplish the destruction of this British force which would have greatly demoralized the British and dissuaded more British efforts to break the Indian siege of Fort Detroit. The creek, or run, was said to have run red with the blood of the 20 dead and 34 wounded British soldiers and was henceforth known as Bloody Run.
(Compliments of : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Bloody_Run )
The British column approaching the bridge over Parent's Creek.