LeSueur War Monument 20 Aug 12

The City of Le Sueur on Sunday commemorated it’s role in the US-Dakota War as part of the 150th anniversary of the conflict. Salutes of musket volleys and cannon artillery helped dedicate a historical marker on Le Sueur’s Main Street honoring the all-volunteer militia “Le Sueur Tigers.” Settlers in New Ulm came under attack by Dakota Indians at the start of the war 150 years ago, and on August 19th, 1862 more than 150 men from Le Sueur formed two militia companies to help protect New Ulm. Around 30 people were killed in the defense of New Ulm on August 23rd, including 6 of the Tigers, and the town was evacuated on August 25th.