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BATTLE GROUND CEMETERY - EST 1832

Stillman Valley, Marion Township, Ogle County, Illinois

Battle Ground Cemetery is located within the Village of Stillman Valley on the south side of Highway #72. A 50-foot high monument marks the spot where the Battle of Stillman's Run was fought in the Blackhawk War of 1832. Nine of the twelve soldiers killed are buried in a common grave here, where they fell. The remaining three are buried in - Section 1, James Doty; Section 24, Bird Ellis, and Section 33, Joseph Draper. It was established in 1832. It is very well maintained.

On the plaque below [right] are the following words: "STILLMAN'S DEFEAT
HERE ON MAY 14, 1832, THE FIRST ENGAGEMENT OF THE BLACK HAWK WAR TOOK PLACE WHEN 275 ILLINOIS MILITIAMEN UNDER MAJ. ISAIAH STILLMAN WERE PUT TO FLIGHT BY BLACK HAWK AND HIS WARRIORS. SO THOROUGHLY DEMORALIZED WERE THE VOLUNTEERS THAT A NEW ARMY HAD TO BE CALLED INTO THE FIELD."

ERECTED BY THE STATE OF ILLINOIS 1934

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Monument & markers
Plaque on grounds
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Patriotic symbol
Individual markers
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Names of the men who died
Reference to Abraham Lincoln
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Event date - May 14, 1832
Monument erected - May 11, 1901

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