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The defeat of Black Hawk,...

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August 11, 1832

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 11, 1832  

* Battle of Wisconsin Heights
* Defeat of Black Hawk
* General Henry Dodge victory

The front page has a report: "Defeat of Black Hawk" which is prefaced with a note: "...received from Fort Howard which announce the gratifying intelligence of the defeat of Black Hawk & his warriors...". What follows is a detailed letter with the particulars.
The Black Hawk War was a conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted after Black Hawk and a group of Indians crossed the Mississippi into Illinois. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but he was apparently hoping to reclaim land sold to the United States in the disputed 1804 Treaty of St. Louis.
The Black Hawk War also gave a 23 year-old Abraham Lincoln his brief military service, although he never saw combat.
Four pages, nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War