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Historical Markers and War Memorials in De Soto, Wisconsin
Location of De Soto, Wisconsin
► Vernon County (27) ► Crawford County (24) ► Juneau County (20) ► La Crosse County (27) ► Monroe County (19) ► Richland County (15) ► Sauk County (47) ► Allamakee County, Iowa (3) ► Houston County, Minnesota (2)
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|After holding off his pursuers at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights (about 1½ miles south of present Sauk City) Black Hawk led his people over unfamiliar country toward the Mississippi. In the meantime, the Army alerted Fort Crawford at Prairie . . . — — Map (db m23630) HM|
|Battle Bluff ↑ Elv 1139ft
Battle Hollow →
Severe fighting 1 mile east between Gen. Henry's 300 Ill. militia and 300 Sac Indians Aug. 2 1832.
← Battle Island
Hard fighting opposite. 1200 white soldiers . . . — — Map (db m24501) HM|
|Win-no-shik, the Elder, was a notable chief of the Winnebago. On a treaty signed February 27, 1855, at Washington, D. C., his signature reads "Wau-kon-chaw-koo-haw, or the Coming Thunder, or Win-no-shik."
Win-no-shik was promoted to the rank . . . — — Map (db m23518) HM|
← Head of Battle Isle.
On the eve of Aug. 1, 1832,
Black Hawk and his men
with a flag of truce, went to
the head of this island to sur-
render to the captain of steamer
"Warrior." Whites on . . . — — Map (db m32351) HM|
|Named De Soto 1855.
The first Winnebago chief Winneshiek fought with British at Mackinac 1812, at Sandusky 1813 and helped McKay take Prairie du Chien from U.S. in 1814. He died at Lansing Iowa in 1848. Legend since 1855 claims his burial . . . — — Map (db m24712) HM|