Le Sueur in Le Sueur County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Roster of the Le Sueur Tigers
Le Sueur Tigers · 150 Years • 1862 – 2012
I. Allen, E. Bacon, A. Bangs, H. Bridenthall, B. Birdsall, J. Birdsall, P. Burch, N. Burgers, L. Butman, F. Butteauz, S. Carpenter, W. Case, J. Coggswell, G. Cook, B. Cosly, N. Cottingham, H. Cramer, O. Crary, B. Crosby, C. Dane, E.R. Davis, E.M. Davis, H. Davis, G. Davis, T. Diescher, A. Doescher, W. Dunning, M. Edwards, C. Farrar, B. Fischer, E. Foland, J. Foland, J. Frank, G. Freeman, A. Gazelle, D. Gershaw, S. Groshaus, C. Hannie, S. Hanrahan, J. Harris, J. Heinker, M. Heminway, B. Herslay, N. Heschelrath, H. Hinze, S. Hodges, C. Hughes, G. Hunt, J. Husbig, J. Ilett, Jr., J. Ilett, Sr., C. Kligel, J. Leiber, A. Leone, W. Luskey, T. McKee, C. Merrill, J. Miles, P. Miles, H. Morrill, H. Muron, C. Myrick, C. Nason, J. Oehler, W. Patten, J. Paul, A. Peck, A. Pettes, C. Pinney, H. Plowman, T. Rany, O. Redfield, C. Scheffler, J. Sherwood, N. Shamle, E. Smith, G. Smith, J. Smith, J.R. Smith, L. Smithson, G. Snow, A. Stoerbeck, J. Tappe, J. Thurston, G. Tousley, R. Tousley, W. Travis, W. Watermann, W. Weyl, J. Williams, J. Zimmermann.
On August 19, 1862, word reached Le Sueur that the Dakota Indians Soldiers had attacked settlers living near New Ulm and were threatening the town. Militia volunteers quickly organized into two companies named the Le Sueur Tigers No. 1 and 2 and they went to New Ulm on August 19 and 20.
The Dakota made their major attack on New Ulm on August 23, and the Tigers were in the middle of the battle. Some fought from the Roebbecke Mill, a tall, strongly built structure while others fought elsewhere outside the barricades, keeping the Dakota at bay. It was a hotly contested fight. Le Sueur doctors William Worrall Mayo and Otis Ayer accompanied the Le Sueur Tigers to New Ulm and tended to the wounded. The town's defenders did manage to prevail, but the cost was high with
New Ulm was evacuated on August 25 and the Tigers were mustered out on August 27. Most of the bodies of the Tigers who were killed were brought back to Le Sueur later that fall.
The Tigers had willingly left their families and the safety of their area to confront a deadly enemy. They answered the call, and, in doing so, earned a place of high respect and honor in their community and in the state.
Erected 2012 by local donations and a grant from Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund administered by the Minnesota Historical Society.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Minnesota Historical Society marker series.
Location. 44° 27.738′ N, 93° 54.896′ W. Marker is in Le Sueur, Minnesota, in Le Sueur County. Marker is on North Main Street (State Highway 112) south of Swan Street, on the right Touch for map. Marker is at Louise Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 118 North Main Street, Le Sueur MN 56058, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dr. William W. Mayo House (a few steps from this marker); 1923 Minnesota River Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Jolly Green Giant (approx. 0.8 miles away); Le Sueur (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Minnesota River Valley (approx. 2.7 miles away); Joseph R. Brown State Monument (approx. 4½ miles away); St. Jude's Episcopal Church Congregation (approx. 4½ miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 4½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Le Sueur.
Also see . . .
1. Le Sueur Tigers Series. (Submitted on June 5, 2013.)
2. Minnesota in the Civil And Indian Wars 1861-1865. Google Books. (Submitted on June 5, 2013.)
3. Roster of the Le Sueur Tigers. (Submitted on June 5, 2013.)
4. Le Sueur Tigers. (Submitted on June 5, 2013.)
Categories. • Wars, US Indian •
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