Stillmans Defeat

Stillmans Defeat (HM14K2)

Location: Stillman Valley, IL 61084 Ogle County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 6.401', W 89° 10.574'

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Here, on May 14, 1832, the first engagement of the Black Hawk War took place when 275 Illinois Militiamen under Maj. Isaiah Stillman were put to flight by Black Hawk and his warriors. So thoroughly demoralized were the volunteers that a new army had to be called into the field.
HM NumberHM14K2
Series This marker is part of the Illinois: Illinois State Historical Society series
Year Placed1934
Placed ByState of Illinois
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 8:41pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 320066 N 4663913
Decimal Degrees42.10668333, -89.17623333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 6.401', W 89° 10.574'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 6' 24.06" N, 89° 10' 34.44" W
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Area Code(s)815
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 225 Spruce St, Stillman Valley IL 61084, US
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