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On This Day: July 7

1832 - Black Hawk War Encampment in Palmyra

On this date during the Black Hawk War, General Atkinson led his entire militia, which included future President's Abraham Lincoln and Zachary Taylor, to a camp just south of Palmyra. [Source: History Just Ahead: A Guide to Wisconsin's Historical Markers, edited by Sarah Davis McBride]

1862 - (Civil War) Battle of Bayou Cache, Arkansas

The Battle of Bayou Cache was fought in Arkansas. The 11th Wisconsin Infantry fought in this battle.