Fort Koshkonong


Fort Koshkonong

Fort Koshkonong (Fort Cosconong) was located at a site which today is in the city of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, about three blocks east of Main St. along Milwaukee Ave. General Henry Atkinson was the commander of the fort during the Black Hawk War. [ [http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM2MJA Fort Koshkonong - Fort Atkinson, WI - Historic Forts on Waymarking.com ] ] [ [http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM2MDW Fort Koshkonong Historical Marker - Wisconsin Historical Markers on Waymarking.com ] ] It was used as a station for local milita units and the US regulars in the region to scout the British Band. Black Hawk was in the same general area, but evaded capture and started to flee towards the Wisconsin River. The original fort was abandoned following the conflict and was dismantled by local settlers for the wood. The fort's location is along the Rock River and is marked with a monument. There is also a replica of the fort built during the 1930s by the WPA. It's over all size is somewhat larger than the actual fort, but gives a good representation of how it looked during the Black Hawk War.

Fort Koshkonong shares its name with Lake Koshkonong, which is several miles downriver. That lake is very shallow, and at the time the fort was active, before it was dammed, was actually more of a marsh than a lake.

Notes


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin — Infobox Settlement| official name = Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin settlement type = City imagesize = image caption = A portion of downtown Fort Atkinson mapsize = 250px map caption = mapsize1 = map caption1 = subdivision type = Country subdivision… …   Wikipedia

  • Lake Koshkonong — Infobox lake lake name = Lake Koshkonong image lake = caption lake = image bathymetry = caption bathymetry = location = Jefferson County, Wisconsin coords = coord|42|52|27|N|88|57|29|W|region:US WI type:waterbody source:gnis|display=inline,title… …   Wikipedia

  • Battle of Bad Axe — Part of the Black Hawk War …   Wikipedia

  • Shabbona — For the village in Illinois named after the chief, see Shabbona, Illinois. Shabbona Born c. 1775 Ohio, Ontario, or Illinois Died …   Wikipedia

  • Milton Alexander — General Milton K. Alexander Milton K. Alexander (January 3, 1796 – July 7, 1856) was an American politician and militia officer who served during the War of 1812, the Seminole Wars and, most notably, as a brigadier general during the Black Hawk… …   Wikipedia

  • Winfield Scott — For other uses, see Winfield Scott (disambiguation). Winfield Scott General Scott as he appears in …   Wikipedia

  • Clack Stone — Allegiance United States of America Service/branch Illinois militia Years of service 1832 Rank Captain …   Wikipedia

  • Jefferson Davis — For other uses, see Jefferson Davis (disambiguation). Jefferson Davis President of the Confederate States of America In office February 18, 1861 – Ma …   Wikipedia

  • British Band — Participant in the Black Hawk War This 1854 artist rendering depicts members of the British Band at Stillman s Run …   Wikipedia

  • Minor attacks of the Black Hawk War — Minor attacks Part of the Black Hawk War Date May–July, 1832 Location present day northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.