Term: Tragedy of War (Historic Marker Erected 1998)
415 E. Wilson St., Madison, Dane County
On July 21, 1832, during the Black Hawk War, the U. S. Militia "passed through the narrows of the four lakes," Madison's Isthmus, in pursuit of Sac Indian leader Black Hawk and his band. Near this location, the Militia shot and scalped an old Sac warrior awaiting his death upon his wife's freshly dug grave.
[Source: Source: Source: McBride, Sarah Davis. History Just Ahead (Madison:WHS, 1999).]