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Whitestone Battlefield State Historic Site Soldier monument
Whitestone Battlefield State Historic Site Soldier monument
TitleWhitestone Battlefield State Historic Site Soldier monument
Date of Original1962-07-08
CreatorBurkum, Lester, 1912-2001
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionView of the soldier monument at the Whitestone Battlefield Historic Site in Dickey County, N.D. This monument has a statue of a soldier with a bugle on top. At the base it says "In Memory of Soldiers, of the 6th Iowa and 2nd Nebraska Calvary. Killed on this ground in battle with Sioux Indians. Sept. 3 and 5 1863. Whitestone Battle Field." There are small white gravestones around this monument.
General SubjectHistoric sites
Statues and monuments
Subject (LCTGM)Monuments & memorials
Monuments
Historic sites
Sculpture
Graves
Tombs & sepulchral monuments
LocationMerricourt (N.D.)
Dickey County (N.D.)
Decade1960-1969
Item NumberS-194
Format of OriginalSlides
Color images
Dimensions of Original5 x 5 cm.
Transcription"Whitestone Hill Historic Site, July 8, 1962"--Handwritten on slide.
"In Memory of Soldiers, of the 6th Iowa and 2nd Nebraska Calvary. Killed on this ground in battle with Sioux Indians. Sept. 3 and 5 1863. Whitestone Battle Field"--Carved on the base of the Whitestone Hill Monument in the slide.
Biography/HistoryToday, Whitestone Battlefield State Historic Site includes a portion of the battlefield and a small museum with exhibits explaining the 1863 Sibley and Sully expeditions and the Battle of Whitestone Hill. There are two monuments, one honoring the Indian dead and a second commemorating the soldiers who died in the battle. A marker also recognizes two early settlers, Tom and Mary Shimmin. A fieldstone shelter beside the trail provides a resting point overlooking part of the battlefield and a freshwater lake. Nearby is a picnic area with a shelter, table, horseshoe pits, pit toilets, and a parking lot. The site is open May 16 through September 15, Thursday through Monday. Admission is free, and donations are accepted.
Bibliographic ReferenceInformation found at: http://history.nd.gov/historicsites/whitestone/index.html
Repository InstitutionManfred Heritage Museum
Repository CollectionLester Burkum Slide Collection
Credit LineManfred Heritage Museum, Manfred, N.D. (S-194)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Ordering InformationManfred Heritage Museum
Visit the Manfred History and Preservation, Inc. website: ManfredND.org - go to Guestbook.
Mailing address: Manfred History and Preservation Inc., PO Box 321, Harvey, N.D. 58341
Open May 1- September 30, on Tuesday- Saturday 10am-4pm.
When open, Museum phone number (701) 547-2564.
Manfred project historian, Audrey Solheim, e-mail address, administrator@manfrednd.org
Winter phone numbers that are published in their newsletter for staff who could open the museum on special request are 701-547-3123, 701-324-2091, and Pam Norstedt at 701-324-2027.
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2008-2009, NAR08-RC-10021-08
Digital IDdmS194
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