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Near Essig in Brown County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Milford State Monument

 
 
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1. Milford State Monument
Inscription.  Erected by the State of Minnesota in 1929 in the memory of the men, women and children of Milford who were massacred by the Indians, Aug. 18, 1862.

John M. Fink • Monika Fink • Max Fink • Carl Merkle • John B. Zettel • Barbara Zettel • Elizabeth Zettel • Stephan Zettel • Anton Zettel • Johanna Zettel • Max Zeller • Lucretia Zeller • John Zeller • Monica Zeller • Cecelia Zeller • Conrad Zeller • Martin Zeller • Anton Messmer • Mary A. Messmer • Joseph Messmer • Martin Henle • Anton Henle • Mary Henle • Frank Massapust • Mary A. Massapust • Mary Massapust • Julia Massapust • Frank Massapust • John Rhoner • Barbara Rhoner and child • Sebastian May • Barbara May • Henry May • Bertha May • Henry Heyers • Dorothea Heyers • Carl Heyers • John Heyers • Joachin Heyers • Mrs. Jos. Stocher • Benedict Drexler • Frank Drexler • Christ. Haag • Adolph Schilling • John Kech • Brigitta Pelzl • Fred Gluth • Joseph Emmerich • George Roesser • Barbara Roesser • Florian Hartmann • Theresia Eggensdoerfer.

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
 
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1929 by the State of Minnesota. (Marker Number 21.)
 
Topics. This monument and memorial is listed in this topic list: Wars, US Indian.
 
Location. 44° 21.388′ N, 94° 35.607′ W. Marker is near Essig, Minnesota, in Brown County. Memorial is on County Road 11 near County Road 29, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Essig MN 56030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Junior Pioneers Tablet (here, next to this marker); Taken by Surprise (here, next to this marker); Ravine Ambush (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Milford Reservation Line (approx. one mile away); Harkin Store (approx. 2.1 miles away); Essig, Minnesota (approx. 2.3 miles away); Turnverein Founding Site (approx. 4½ miles away); Pioneer Monument (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Essig.
 
More about this monument. This monument was the twenty-first of 23 state monuments that were erected by the Minnesota legislature between 1873 and 1929. These monuments represent Minnesota's public efforts to mark historic sites.
 
Regarding Milford State Monument. In 1862, the Minnesota Dakota, also known by the French term, “Sioux," waged war against the United
Milford State Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, July 30, 2013
2. Milford State Monument
States following two years of unfulfilled treaty obligations. After attacking the Redwood (Lower Sioux) Agency on August 18, the Dakota moved toward New Ulm. In their path stood a small settlement known as Milford. There, unprepared for battle, 53 of Milford’s residents were killed in a single day.
 
Also see . . .  The U.S. - Dakota War of 1862. (Submitted on August 21, 2013.)
 
Milford State Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, July 30, 2013
3. Milford State Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 21, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,609 times since then and 120 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 21, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.

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