The Birch Coulee Battlefield

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The Birch Coulee Battlefield

August 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free

This program is sponsored by the Junior Pioneers of New Ulm & Vicinity.

Presented by Jerry Weldy. The battle at Birch Coulee was not a planned event by either side. After many of the survivors at Fort Ridgely pushed Sibley to send out burial parties, he finally relented. August 31, 1862 he sent out about 120 men, to bury, to look for those left behind and to be on the lookout for the Dakota. Most of those bodies had laid in the August heat for nearly two weeks.

 

Details

Date:
August 23
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Organizer

Brown County Historical Society

Venue

BCHS Museum Annex
12 N Broadway
New Ulm,