Near Essig in Brown County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Milford State Monument
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."
Topics. This memorial monument 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); 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); Doughboy Monument (approx. 5½ 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 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 Milfords residents were killed in a single day.
Also see . . . The U.S. - Dakota War of 1862. (Submitted on August 21, 2013.)
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