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In Minnesota, General H.H. Sibley and his men finally closes the pursuit of the Santee Sioux

Henry Hastings Sibley, detail
07/20/1863
Having left Camp Pope the month before and endured a difficult and sapping march in pursuit of the Santee Sioux, General H.H. Sibley finally found himself close enough to engage the hostile's main body.  He left his camp on Lake Emily in Le Sueur County, Minnesota with a stripped-down force of around 2000 men. A four-day forced march brought him into contact with the Sioux at Big Mound where the first of four battles took place. All encounters went the way of the army and by July 29, 1863, the Sioux were driven across the Missouri River. (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Micheal Clodfelter, The Dakota War: The United States Army Versus the Sioux, 1862-1865 (Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company, 1998),  94. 
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