Town of Wiota in Lafayette County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Battle of Pecatonica
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(Continued from other side) The others moved through swamps to some timber, getting within thirty yards before the Kickapoo reportedly commenced firing. At Dodge’s command, the militia charged and engaged in hand-to-hand combat. After only a few minutes, all seventeen Kickapoo perished. Three frontiersmen were mortally wounded, and one was slightly injured. Dodge’s decisive victory at this brief skirmish boosted morale among settlers in the Lead Mining Region
Erected 2013 by Wisconsin Historical Society, Friends of Woodford Park, Lafayette County Sportsman’s Alliance, Lafayette County. (Marker Number 547.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Black Hawk War, and the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
Location. 42° 39.706′ N, 89° 52.634′ W. Marker is in Town of Wiota, Wisconsin, in Lafayette County. Marker is on County Route Y 3 miles from County Route M, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. The marker is located just inside the entrance of Blackhawk Memorial County Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2929 County Hwy Y, Woodford WI 53599, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Battle of the Pecatonica (approx. ¼ mile away); East Wiota Lutheran Church (approx. 2 miles away); Partridge Hall Star Theatre (approx. 2.7 miles away); Argyle (approx. 2.8 miles away); Fort Hamilton (approx. 4.2 miles away); Earliest Settlers (approx. 10.1 miles away but has been reported missing); Zarahemla (approx. 10.3 miles away); Zenas Gurley (approx. 10.6 miles away).
Categories. • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 401 times since then and 88 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • William J. Toman was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.