New Ulm in Brown County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Leavenworth Rescue Expedition
Part of the expedition returned to New Ulm about 3:00 P.M., during the first attack on the town. They descended the hill near the present Loretto Hospital, and crossed the slough below where five were killed by Indian ambush. One half hour later the other men returned and were also surprised here and six killed. Unknown to the expedition some of their families and neighbors had reached safety within the New Ulm barricades.
Casualties · 3:00 P.M. · William B. Carroll · Thomas Riant · Almond D. Loomis · George Lamb · Jan Thomson · 3:30 P.M. · William Tuttle · Uriah Loomis · DeWitt Lemon · Ole and Nels Olson · Tore Olson
Survivors · 3:00 P.M. · Philip Kirby · Luther C. Ives · Robert A. Henton · Charles Koehne · Samuel McAuliffe · 3:30 P.M. · Ralph Thomas
Location. 44° 18.803′ N, 94° 28.425′ W. Marker is in New Ulm, Minnesota, in Brown County. Marker is on 5th North Street west of North Garden Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Ulm MN 56073, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joseph A. Harman (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hermann Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Defenders State Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); Forster Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); New Ulm's Glockenspiel (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jacob Nix Platz (approx. 0.6 miles away); John Lind Home (approx. 0.6 miles away); Colonel Wilhelm Pfaender (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Ulm.
More about this marker. Loretto Hospital, mentioned on the marker, is now the New Ulm Medical Center.
Also see . . . US-Dakota War of 1862. (Submitted on May 23, 2013.)
Categories. • Wars, US Indian •
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