Village of East Davenport in Scott County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
In 1862 several hundred Sioux Indians were imprisoned here following the Minnesota Massacre.
Chapter, Daughters of the
Erected 1928 by Hannah Caldwell Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Native Americans • War, US Civil • Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
Location. 41° 31.852′ N, 90° 32.576′ W. Marker is in Davenport, Iowa, in Scott County. It is in Village of East Davenport. Marker can be reached from East 11th Street east of Jersey Ridge Road, on the right when traveling east. Marker is next to several benches near the playground in Lindsay Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2336 E 11th St, Davenport IA 52803, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. Diedrich Busch House (within shouting distance of this marker); Roland Harned House (approx. 0.6 miles away); George Copeland House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Wm. Radcliff House (approx. 0.7 miles away); USA T131, 280mm, Heavy Motorized Gun (approx. 0.9 miles away in Illinois); USA M102, 105mm, Howitzer (approx. 0.9 miles away in Illinois); 15-Inch Rodman Gun (approx. 0.9 miles away in Illinois); Oakdale Cemetery Historic District (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Davenport.
Also see . . .
1. Camp McClellan (Iowa). Wikipedia entry on the camp, initially a Union army recruit training ground and hospital and later a prison for nearly 300 Indians involved in the Dakota War of 1862 in Minnesota. (Submitted on July 14, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
2. Dakota War of 1862. Wikipedia entry on the armed conflict between the United States and several bands of eastern Dakota, which resulted in harsh penalties against the tribes — including the largest one-day mass execution in American history. Death sentences against many Sioux held at Camp McClellan were commuted by President Abraham Lincoln. (Submitted on July 14, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
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