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Stillman Valley in Ogle County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Stillmans Defeat

 
 
Stillman's Defeat Marker image. Click for full size.
September 22, 2012
1. Stillman's Defeat Marker
Inscription.  Here, on May 14, 1832, the first engagement of the Black Hawk War took place when 275 Illinois Militiamen under Maj. Isaiah Stillman were put to flight by Black Hawk and his warriors. So thoroughly demoralized were the volunteers that a new army had to be called into the field.
 
Erected 1934 by State of Illinois.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 42° 6.401′ N, 89° 10.574′ W. Marker is in Stillman Valley, Illinois, in Ogle County. Marker is at the intersection of Spruce Street and West Roosevelt Street (Illinois Route 72), on the right when traveling south on Spruce Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stillman Valley IL 61084, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stillman's Run Battle Site Memorial (here, next to this marker); The Stinson House (approx. 6.1 miles away); The Brick Road (approx. 7.8 miles away); Black Hawk
The Memorial at the Stillman's Run Battle Site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places image. Click for full size.
September 22, 2012
2. The Memorial at the Stillman's Run Battle Site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
(approx. 8.1 miles away); Theodore Roosevelt (approx. 8.1 miles away); Stephen Mack (approx. 8.1 miles away); Field Bunkers (approx. 8.3 miles away); Former Camp Grant Rifle Range (approx. 8.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Native AmericansWars, US Indian
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2012. This page has been viewed 511 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 23, 2012. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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