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New Ulm in Brown County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Leavenworth Rescue Expedition

 
 
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By K. Linzmeier, May 16, 2013
1. Leavenworth Rescue Expedition Marker
Inscription. During the Minnesota Sioux Uprising of 1862, eighteen men left New Ulm early on the morning of August 19, and travelled westward about 20 miles along the Big Cottonwood River to the area of Leavenworth. Searching for relatives and friends, they found dead settlers and wounded children. Two men took the wounded by wagon to New Ulm, and during the day another man left and two more joined the group.

Part of the expedition returned to New Ulm about 3:00 P.M., during the first attack on the town. They descended the hill near the present Loretto Hospital, and crossed the slough below where five were killed by Indian ambush. One half hour later the other men returned and were also surprised here and six killed. Unknown to the expedition some of their families and neighbors had reached safety within the New Ulm barricades.

Casualties 3:00 P.M. William B. Carroll Thomas Riant Almond D. Loomis George Lamb Jan Thomson 3:30 P.M. William Tuttle Uriah Loomis DeWitt Lemon Ole and Nels Olson Tore Olson

Survivors 3:00 P.M. Philip Kirby Luther C. Ives Robert A. Henton Charles Koehne Samuel McAuliffe 3:30 P.M. Ralph Thomas

Sponsored by Brown County Historical Society, 1967

 
Erected
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By K. Linzmeier, May 16, 2013
2. Leavenworth Rescue Expedition Marker
1967 by the Brown County Historical Society.
 
Location. 44° 18.803′ N, 94° 28.425′ W. Marker is in New Ulm, Minnesota, in Brown County. Marker is on 5th North Street west of North Garden Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Ulm MN 56073, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joseph A. Harman (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hermann Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Defenders State Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); Forster Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); New Ulm's Glockenspiel (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jacob Nix Platz (approx. 0.6 miles away); John Lind Home (approx. 0.6 miles away); Colonel Wilhelm Pfaender (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New Ulm.
 
More about this marker. Loretto Hospital, mentioned on the marker, is now the New Ulm Medical Center.
 
Also see . . .  US-Dakota War of 1862. (Submitted on May 23, 2013.)
 
Categories. Wars, US Indian
 
Leavenworth Rescue Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 16, 2013
3. Leavenworth Rescue Expedition Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 549 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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