batte of birch coulee
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N 44° 34.629 W 094° 59.659
15T E 341664 N 4937913
Quick Description: Birch Coulee was the site of the Battle of Birch Coulee. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
Location: Minnesota, United States
Date Posted: 11/7/2009 10:43:46 AM
Waymark Code: WM7M2J
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Long Description:
The Battle of Birch Coulee was a battle in the Dakota War of 1862 in September.
The battle of Birch Coulee was the most deadly for the United States forces in the Dakota War of 1862. The battle may have distracted the Sioux from continuing down the Minnesota River toward more settlements, but the United States forces learned that it was foolish to travel in hostile Indian territory with too few untrained troops.


References
^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. (visit link)
Carley, Kenneth (1976). The Sioux Uprising of 1862 (Second edition ed.). Minnesota Historical Society. ISBN 0-87351-103-4.
Marker Type:: Roadside

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