New Ulm in Brown County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Pioneers of Brown County Monument
To pay homage to the sturdy pioneers who founded the territory of Minnesota a century ago. And to express veneration for the pioneers of Brown County and members of their families who lost their lives during the Sioux War of 1862 — 1863. This memorial is reverently dedicated by the Brown County Historical Society this 7th day of October, in Minnesota's Territorial Centennial, A.D., 1949. On this day in October 1854, the first white settlers arrived in New Ulm.
Men, Women, and Children, who lost their lives in the Sioux War of 1862-63, in the present area of Brown County.
Ahern, Matthew Barth, G. W. Otto Belzer, unknown Bluem, John Bluem, Mrs. John Bluem, Dtr. Margaret Bluem, Dtr. Elizabeth Bluem, Son Adam Bluem, Son Charles
Erected 1949 by the Brown County Historical Society.
Location. 44° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14 South State Street, New Ulm MN 56073, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brown County (a few steps from this marker); Lest We Forget (within shouting distance of this marker); Roebbecke Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Brown County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Defenders State Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); John Lind Home (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Turner Hall (about 500 feet away); Guardians of the Past (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Ulm.
Regarding The Pioneers of Brown County Monument. In August 1862, the Minnesota Dakota, also known by the French term, “Sioux," waged war against the United States following two years of unfulfilled treaty obligations. After attacking the Redwood (Lower Sioux) Agency, a remote government outpost, the Dakota moved with speed and surprise across southwestern Minnesota and what was then eastern Dakota Territory, killing nearly everyone in their path. They killed approximately 800 settlers and soldiers, took many prisoners, and caused extensive property damage throughout the Minnesota River Valley.
Additional keywords. U.S.–Dakota War of 1862
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian •
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