Saturday, September 2, 2017

1862 Dakota Conflict: The Battle of Birch Coulee, September 2-3, 1862

The great Sioux uprising which began on August 17, 1862 at Acton continues to rage like wildfire across southern Minnesota. Colonel Henry Sibley, leading the Sixth Minnesota Regiment and volunteers, the Indian Expedition as it is called, is encamped at Fort Ridgley. He sends out a scouting party and burial detail today to the area known as Birch Coulee. The detail meets Little Crow's warriors who are en route to destroy Mankato and St. Peter like they had New Ulm several days ago. The battle of  Birch Coulee is underway.

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