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Superior in Douglas County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Old Stockade Site

 
 
Old Stockade Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, July 11, 2009
1. Old Stockade Site Marker
Inscription. The Sioux uprising in Minnesota during the Summer of 1862, culminating in the New Ulm Massacre, caused great alarm in Superior. A Committee of Safety was chosen, a Home Guard organized, and a stockade built on the bay shore here. An inventory of all firearms in Superior revealed a total of 60 shotguns, rifles and pistols. The state sent 192 muskets and 2 cannon. To assist the Home Guard, the Governor sent a company of Wisconsin soldiers that had been captured by the Confederates at Shiloh and paroled. This Company was called back for Civil War duty in the Summer of 1863 and was replaced by other Wisconsin paroled soldiers. The Chippewas residing in this vicinity remained friendly to the whites. By August 1863, the Sioux in Minnesota had been overcome and most of the soldiers left Superior. Eventually the stockade was abandoned.
 
Erected 1954 by City of Superior Citizens. (Marker Number 15.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 46° 42.703′ N, 92° 3.197′ W. Marker is in Superior, Wisconsin, in Douglas County. Marker is on Harbor View Parkway/East Second Street (U.S. 53). Touch for map. Watch for the Historic Marker sign
Old Stockade Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 12, 2011
2. Old Stockade Site Marker
when you can see Barker Island in the bay. There is a parking area and gazebo. Marker is in this post office area: Superior WI 54880, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. S.S. Meteor (approx. 0.9 miles away); Burlington Northern Ore Docks (approx. 1.7 miles away); The University of Wisconsin-Superior (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Superior Entry (approx. 1.9 miles away); Burial Ground of the Fond du Lac Band (approx. 2.2 miles away); Summer White House - 1928 (approx. 2.5 miles away); Lake Superior (approx. 3.5 miles away); Northwest Portal of Wisconsin (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Superior.
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable EventsWars, US Indian
 
Old Stockade Site Marker with Gazebo image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, July 11, 2009
3. Old Stockade Site Marker with Gazebo
Old Stockade Site and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 12, 2011
4. Old Stockade Site and Marker
Nearby Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 12, 2011
5. Nearby Marker
Location of the old stockade image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, July 11, 2009
6. Location of the old stockade
Nearby Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 12, 2011
7. Nearby Marker
Marker on the actual site of the stockade image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, July 11, 2009
8. Marker on the actual site of the stockade
This Tablet markes the site of the stockade built by the U.S. Government in 1862-63 for the protection of Superior Citizens from Chippewa and Sioux Indian uprisings.
Superior Womans Club
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 31, 2009, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,375 times since then and 66 times this year. Last updated on August 2, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. Photos:   1. submitted on July 31, 2009, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana.   2. submitted on June 16, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   3. submitted on July 31, 2009, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana.   4, 5. submitted on June 16, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   6. submitted on July 31, 2009, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana.   7. submitted on June 16, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   8. submitted on July 31, 2009, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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