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Prairie du Chien in Crawford County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Jefferson Davis

1808 – 1889

 
 
Jefferson Davis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 18, 2011
1. Jefferson Davis Marker
Inscription.  
Lieutenant United States Army
Assigned Fort Crawford 1831
Served here with distinction
during Black Hawk War
Hero in Mexican War 1846-1848
United States Congressman
Senator, Secretary of War
President
Confederate States of America
1861-1865

Erected by
The United Daughters of the Confederacy

 
Erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, Mexican-AmericanWar, US CivilWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1831.
 
Location. 43° 2.826′ N, 91° 8.792′ W. Marker is in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, in Crawford County. Marker is on South Beaumont Road south of West Cass Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is at Fort Crawford Military Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 413 South Beaumont Road, Prairie du Chien WI 53821, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Jefferson Davis Monument image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 18, 2011
2. Jefferson Davis Monument
[large boulder at right side]
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within walking distance of this marker. Pere Marquette and Sieur Jolliet (approx. ¼ mile away); Prairie du Chien (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of the Second Fort Crawford (approx. 0.3 miles away); Black Hawk's Surrender (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Beaumont, M. D. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Smoke stacks and paddle wheels (approx. ¾ mile away); Fort Crawford (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prairie du Chien.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Crawford Cemetery Soldiers' Lot. "The United Daughters of the Confederacy erected the Jefferson Davis Monument in the 1930's near the entrance of the soldiers' lot." (Submitted on June 21, 2011.) 

2. Jefferson Davis. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on June 21, 2011.) 
 
Soldiers Lot image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 18, 2011
3. Soldiers Lot
U.S. Military Cemetery Fort Crawford image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 18, 2011
4. U.S. Military Cemetery Fort Crawford
Est. 1816
U.S. Ft. Crawford Military Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 18, 2011
5. U.S. Ft. Crawford Military Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,222 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 21, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.

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