Near Grove City in Meeker County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
500 Feet Northwest
August 22, 1862
Location. 45° 5.262′ N, 94° 38.279′ W. Marker is near Grove City, Minnesota, in Meeker County. Marker is on County Highway 23 0.3 miles east of County Highway 32, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 56308 County State Aid Highway 23, Litchfield MN 55355, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Acton (approx. 1.4 miles away); Ness Lutheran Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Ness Cemetery State Monument (approx. 1.7 miles away); Arndahl Lutheran Church (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Acton Incident (approx. 3.3 miles away); Acton State Monument (approx. 3.3 miles away); Legion Memorial Park (approx. 5.6 miles away); Civil War Monument (approx. 5.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Grove City.
Regarding Andreas Olson. Anders Olson Bakkedok was shot while he was tending cattle on his farm. His gravestone, located two miles away, has the correct death date of September 22, 1862.
In 1862, unarmed men, women and children were killed and wounded on their homesteads in surprise attacks by the
"...868 men, women, and children perished by actual count. Those killed whose remains were never found and the soldiers and citizens killed or mortally wounded in the hostile engagements with the Indians made the total death list number at least 950."
excerpt from: Monuments and Tablets Erected by the Minnesota Valley Historical Society 1902
Also see . . .
1. Anders Olson. Find A Grave. (Submitted on November 6, 2013.)
2. Dakota War of 1862. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on November 6, 2013.)
3. The U.S. - Dakota War of 1862. Minnesota Historical Society. (Submitted on November 6, 2013.)
Additional keywords. Anders Olson monument
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian •
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