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Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Tragedy of War

 
 
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By William J. Toman, June 9, 2010
1. Tragedy of War Marker
Inscription. On July 21, 1832, during the Black Hawk War, the U.S. Militia "passed through the narrows of the four lakes," Madison's Isthmus, in pursuit of Sac Indian leader Black Hawk and his band. Near this location, the Militia shot and scalped an old Sac warrior awaiting his death upon his wife's freshly dug grave.
 
Erected 1998. (Marker Number 396.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Black Hawk War, and the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 4.534′ N, 89° 22.603′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of East Wilson Street and South Franklin Street, on the right when traveling east on East Wilson Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madison WI 53703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cardinal Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Johann and Elsbeth Reiner Tree (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Machinery Row (about 400 feet away); Wisconsin Wagon Company Factory (about 600 feet away); Emily Thompson House (about 700 feet away);
Tragedy of War Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 9, 2010
2. Tragedy of War Marker
Lake Monona, one of the four lakes, which forms the Madison isthmus with Lake Mendota, in the background.
Nelson House (about 800 feet away); St. Patrick's Church (about 800 feet away); Mattermore - Malaney House (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
 
Categories. MilitaryNative AmericansWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 902 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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