Birch Coulee Battlefield, Renville County, Minnesota

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Birch Coulee Battlefield

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State/province:
Renville County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Historic Function: Battle Sitewarning.png"Battle Site" is not in the list of possible values (Agricultural fields, Airport, Athletic fields, Basin, Battle site, Bay, Beach/seashore, Camp, Campus (educational), Cave, Cemetery/burial grounds, Ceremonial site, City/town/village, Commercial district, Conservation area/refuge, Corporate campus, Crossing, Fairgrounds, Falls, Farmstead, Forest/woods, Fortification, Harbor/landing/levee, Hill/bluff/butte, Historic district, Historic site, Housing development, Industrial site, Island, Lake/pond/reservoir, Military base/site, Mine/iron range, Neighborhood/community, Oilfield, Park, Parking lot, Plain/prairie/grasslands, Race track, Rail yards/rail-related, Range of mountains/hills, Reservation, Resort complex, Road/street/highway, Stream/river/creek, Trail/path, Valley, Wetland/slough) for this property.
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Renville

This is the site of one of the hardest fought battles of the Dakota Conflict of 1862.

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Site History

In the early morning of September 2, 1862 the 36-hour siege began.



Memories and stories

This historic battlefield, one of several sites associated with the [Dakota Conflict of 1862, is now a [historic site with a self-guided trail].

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