Historic Downtown New UlmFollowing the outbreak of hostilities between the Dakota and white settlers on August 18, 1862, hundreds of people fled from nearby farms to New Ulm for safety. Quickly, Brown County Sherriff Charles Roos and Jacob Nix, a citizen with German military experience, organized the men into a militia. Barricades were erected around three blocks on Minnesota Street between Center to Third North Streets. It ran down the alley in front of you, roughly fifty feet behind Friedrich Kiesling's house. Consisting of "wagons, boxes, anything we could get hold of," this barricade was manned by local citizens during the first battle of New Ulm on August 19. After reinforcements arrived from St. Peter and other towns to the east, the defense line was improved in anticipation of another attack by the Dakota. A second battle took place on August 23. Earthworks remained in place at least until 1866 when Gen. William Sherman visited the town and inspected the fortifications.
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|Date Added||Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 9:07pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15T E 383483 N 4908020|
|Decimal Degrees||44.31610000, -94.46106667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 18.966', W 94° 27.664'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 18' 57.96" N, 94° 27' 39.84" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 224 N Minnesota St, New Ulm MN 56073, US|
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