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New Ulm in Brown County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Leavenworth Rescue Expedition

 
 
Leavenworth Rescue Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, May 16, 2013
1. Leavenworth Rescue Expedition Marker
Inscription.  During the Minnesota Sioux Uprising of 1862, eighteen men left New Ulm early on the morning of August 19, and travelled westward about 20 miles along the Big Cottonwood River to the area of Leavenworth. Searching for relatives and friends, they found dead settlers and wounded children. Two men took the wounded by wagon to New Ulm, and during the day another man left and two more joined the group.

Part of the expedition returned to New Ulm about 3:00 P.M., during the first attack on the town. They descended the hill near the present Loretto Hospital, and crossed the slough below where five were killed by Indian ambush. One half hour later the other men returned and were also surprised here and six killed. Unknown to the expedition some of their families and neighbors had reached safety within the New Ulm barricades.

Casualties · 3:00 P.M. · William B. Carroll · Thomas Riant · Almond D. Loomis · George Lamb · Jan Thomson · 3:30 P.M. · William Tuttle · Uriah Loomis · DeWitt Lemon · Ole and Nels Olson · Tore Olson

Survivors · 3:00 P.M. · Philip Kirby · Luther C. Ives
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· Robert A. Henton · Charles Koehne · Samuel McAuliffe · 3:30 P.M. · Ralph Thomas

Sponsored by Brown County Historical Society, 1967

 
Erected 1967 by the Brown County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Wars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
 
Location. 44° 18.803′ N, 94° 28.425′ W. Marker is in New Ulm, Minnesota, in Brown County. Memorial is on 5th North Street west of North Garden Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Ulm MN 56073, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joseph A. Harman (approx. 0.3 miles away); Waraju Distillery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hermann Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Defenders State Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); Forster Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Forster Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); Frederick Forster Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); New Ulm's Glockenspiel (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Ulm.
 
More about this marker. Loretto Hospital, mentioned on the marker, is now the New Ulm Medical Center.
 
Also see . . .  US-Dakota War of 1862. (Submitted on May 23, 2013.)
 
Leavenworth Rescue Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, May 16, 2013
2. Leavenworth Rescue Expedition Marker
Leavenworth Rescue Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, May 16, 2013
3. Leavenworth Rescue Expedition Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,281 times since then and 109 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 23, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.

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