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Palmyra in Jefferson County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Black Hawk War Encampment

 
 
Black Hawk War Encampment Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, May 31, 2010
1. Black Hawk War Encampment Marker
Post showing where marker was broken off
Inscription. During the Black Hawk War of 1832, General Atkinson camped near this location on two occasions. On July 7th, Atkinson led his entire militia, including future President's Abraham Lincoln and Zachary Taylor here. On July 19th, Atkinson returned briefly with a smaller contingent, but left soon after he heard that Generals' Henry and Dodge had located Black Hawk's trail. (Marker Number 408.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Black Hawk War, and the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 42° 50.752′ N, 88° 36.517′ W. Marker was in Palmyra, Wisconsin, in Jefferson County. Marker was on County Route H mile north of Young Road. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Palmyra WI 53156, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Revolutionary War Veteran (approx. 3.7 miles away); Revolutionary War Veterans (approx. 5.9 miles away); Whitewater Historical Society Depot Museum (approx. 6.4 miles away); Eagle (approx. 7.2 miles away); The Cobblestone (approx. 8.7 miles away);
Black Hawk War Encampment Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, May 31, 2010
2. Black Hawk War Encampment Marker
Sign at entrance to parking lot at marker location
Palestine School (approx. 9.1 miles away); a different marker also named Black Hawk War Encampment (approx. 9.9 miles away); East Troy Railroad (approx. 11.1 miles away).
 
Categories. Native AmericansNotable PersonsWars, US Indian
 
Black Hawk War Encampment Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, May 31, 2010
3. Black Hawk War Encampment Marker
Sign in parking lot of marker location, with marker post visible in the background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,155 times since then and 58 times this year. Last updated on June 11, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 1, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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