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Town of Wiota in Lafayette County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Battle of the Pecatonica

 
 
The Battle of the Pecatonica Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Fehrenbach, September 24, 2013
1. The Battle of the Pecatonica Marker
Inscription.  At this place on June 16, 1832 between Wisconsin pioneers, under Colonel Henry Dodge, and a band of Black Hawk’s Sacs was fought the Battle of the Pecatonica. “The annals of Indian warfare offer no parallel to this battle.” Of the twenty-one volunteer soldiers engaged, three were mortally and one severely wounded.

The seventeen Indians were slain. Thus was our land made safe for settlement.
 
Erected 1922 by Rhoda Hinsdale Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution of Shullsburg, and by the Town of Wiota.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Black Hawk War, and the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1878.
 
Location. 42° 39.55′ N, 89° 52.816′ W. Marker is in Town of Wiota, Wisconsin, in Lafayette County. Marker can be reached from County Route Y, 3 miles north of County Route M. The marker is located near the Pecatonica River in the campground area of Blackhawk Memorial County
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Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2929 County Hwy Y, Woodford WI 53599, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Pecatonica (approx. Ľ mile away); East Wiota Lutheran Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Partridge Hall Star Theatre (approx. 2.9 miles away); Argyle (approx. 3 miles away); Saxton House (approx. 3.1 miles away); Fort Hamilton (approx. 4 miles away); Earliest Settlers (approx. 10.3 miles away); Zarahemla (approx. 10˝ miles away).
 
The Battle of the Pecatonica Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Fehrenbach, September 24, 2013
2. The Battle of the Pecatonica Marker
The Battle of the Pecatonica Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Fehrenbach, September 24, 2013
3. The Battle of the Pecatonica Marker
The view looking north up the Pecatonica River.
The Battle of the Pecatonica Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Fehrenbach, September 24, 2013
4. The Battle of the Pecatonica Marker
The view looking south along the Pecatonica River.
The Battle of the Pecatonica Tablet, Unveiled October 1922. image. Click for full size.
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5. The Battle of the Pecatonica Tablet, Unveiled October 1922.
From Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine, Vol. LVII, No. 3 March 1923.
Nearby Pecatonica River image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Fehrenbach, September 24, 2013
6. Nearby Pecatonica River
As indicated by the sign, this section of the Pecatonica River is sometimes referred to as "Bloody Lake."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2013, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 886 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 25, 2013, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.   5. submitted on April 11, 2021, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   6. submitted on September 25, 2013, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • William J. Toman was the editor who published this page.

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