Archaeological work at Wood Lake Monument locates site of rifle pit, old agency road
WOOD LAKE — As the final battle of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 raged about them, soldiers with Minnesota’s 3rd Regiment just returned from fighting the Confederates stood ready in a trench to protect the camp Colonel Henry Sibley had made on the open prairie.
Recently, a portion of that defensive trench re-appeared on the prairie.
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