“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Rockbridge in Richland County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Troop Encampment

Troop Encampment Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, May 5, 2009
1. Troop Encampment Marker
Inscription.  According to local tradition, on the night of July 29, 1832, during the Black Hawk War, General Atkinsonís troops camped at this location. The next day, the troops proceeded up the West Branch of the Pine River, only to abandon their supply wagon in the rough terrain.
Erected 1998 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 401.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Black Hawk War, and the Wisconsin Historical Society series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is July 29, 1856.
Location. 43° 26.714′ N, 90° 21.792′ W. Marker is in Rockbridge, Wisconsin, in Richland County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 80 north of County Highway D, on the left when traveling north. Marker is at Pier Natural Bridge Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richland Center WI 53581, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pier Park (here, next to this marker); Rockbridge (a few steps from this marker); The Little Rock
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(within shouting distance of this marker); St. Patrick's (approx. 5 miles away); Krouskop Park (approx. 7.2 miles away); Wisconsin Purple Heart Memorial Highway (approx. 7.2 miles away); Birthplace of GTE (approx. 7.2 miles away); Ada James (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockbridge.
Also see . . .  The Black Hawk War of 1832. "...they had begun to pursue Black Hawk's band across northern Illinois and southwestern Wisconsin, engaging them in a major conflict at Wisconsin Heights before finally routing the Indians at Bad Axe on the Mississippi River." (Submitted on May 8, 2009.) 
Pier Park Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, May 5, 2009
2. Pier Park Sign
The Troop Encampment marker is to the far left.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 8, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,501 times since then and 91 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 8, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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