Black Hawk War

Black Hawk War (HMG9A)

Location: De Soto, WI 54624 Vernon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 27.412', W 91° 12.796'

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Battle Bluff · Battle Hollow · Battle Island

Battle Bluff ↑ Elv 1139ft

Battle Hollow → Severe fighting 1 mile east between Gen. Henry's 300 Ill. militia and 300 Sac Indians Aug. 2 1832.

← Battle Island Hard fighting opposite. 1200 white soldiers engaged. 17 killed. 12 wounded of Indians. 150 shot, 150 drowned, 50 taken prisoners. 300 crossed river of whom 150 were killed by Sioux instigated by Gen. Atkinson. Of the 1000 Sacs who crossed the river from Iowa in April 1832, "not more than 150 survived to tell the tragic story of the Black Hawk War."
R.G. Thwaites

No. 8 CVP 1930 S
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HM NumberHMG9A
Series This marker is part of the Black Hawk War series
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Marker Number8 CVP
Year Placed1930
Placed ByViroqua, Wisconsin historian Dr. C.V. Porter
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 7:54pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 644551 N 4813101
Decimal Degrees43.45686667, -91.21326667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 27.412', W 91° 12.796'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 27' 24.72" N, 91° 12' 47.76" W
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Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1325-1485 Great River Rd, De Soto WI 54624, US
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