|Title||Whitestone Battlefield State Historic Site Soldier monument |
|Date of Original||1962-07-08 |
|Creator||Burkum, Lester, 1912-2001|
|Creator Role||Photographer |
|Description||View 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 Subject||Historic sites|
Statues and monuments
|Subject (LCTGM)||Monuments & memorials|
Tombs & sepulchral monuments
Dickey County (N.D.)
|Item Number||S-194 |
|Format of Original||Slides|
|Dimensions of Original||5 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/History||Today, 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 Reference||Information found at: http://history.nd.gov/historicsites/whitestone/index.html |
|Repository Institution||Manfred Heritage Museum|
|Repository Collection||Lester Burkum Slide Collection|
|Credit Line||Manfred Heritage Museum, Manfred, N.D. (S-194) |
|Rights Management||Copyright status unknown. |
|Ordering Information||Manfred Heritage Museum |
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|Grant||NHPRC SNAP Grant 2008-2009, NAR08-RC-10021-08 |
|Digital ID||dmS194 |