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Near Hillsdale in Rock Island County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Black Hawk War Campsite

 
 
Black Hawk War Campsite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2014
1. Black Hawk War Campsite Marker
Inscription. In 1832 when Black Hawk and his Sauk and Fox followers returned to Illinois, 1500 mounted volunteers advanced along the banks of the Rock River to capture them. 505 men under Colonel Zachary Taylor followed in supply boats and late at night on May 12, 1832 camped in this area.
 
Erected 1963 by J. M. Hanson, Louis D. Hauberg and The Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Black Hawk War, and the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 41° 36.148′ N, 90° 10.06′ W. Marker is near Hillsdale, Illinois, in Rock Island County. Marker is on Hurd Road 0.2 miles east of Jackson Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. The marker is located just south of Hillsdale on Hurd Road. It is mounted on the south railing of the Rock River Bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Hillsdale IL 61257, United States of America.
 
Categories. Wars, US Indian
 
Black Hawk War Campsite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2014
2. Black Hawk War Campsite Marker
Black Hawk War Campsite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2014
3. Black Hawk War Campsite Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 250 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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