Term: Bad Axe, Battle of
Bad Axe Battleground, 1856 (WHi-2531)
the concluding engagement of the Black Hawk War, on Aug. 2, 1832, during which American troops fired indiscriminately on men, women and children trapped between a gunboat in the Mississippi and soldiers on the bluffs above it, near the mouth of the Bad Axe River.
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[Source: Wyman, Mark. The Wisconsin Frontier (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1998).]