This is a sketch of a cannon stationed on a battlefield.

Wood Lake Battlefield

The Wood Lake Battlefield Preservation Association preserves and interprets the Wood Lake Battle sites of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.  One monument site is on County Road 18, .7 miles west of Highway 67. A second battlefield site is .7 mile to the north on 600th Street. Interpretive signs are at each location.

Wood Lake Battlefield: What's Nearby

Echo, MN
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Birch Coulee Battlefield State Historic Site
Morton, MN
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Fort Ridgely State Historic Site
Fairfax, MN
Civil War  |  Fort
Historic Fort Snelling
West St. Paul, MN
Civil War  |  Historic Site
U.S. Grant Home State Historic Site
Galena, IL
Civil War  |  Museum
Wisconsin Veterans Museum
Madison, WI
Civil War  |  Museum
Rock Island Arsenal Museum and Rock Island Arsenal
Rock Island, IL
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Battle of Athens State Historic Site
Revere, MO
Civil War  |  Historic Site
The Jesse James Farm and Museum
Kearney, MO
Civil War  |  Museum
Bureau County Historical Society Museum
Princeton, IL
Civil War  |  Museum
The Jesse James Bank Museum
Liberty, MO


The American Battlefield Trust and our members have saved more than 240 acres at Wood Lake Battlefield.

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Related Battles

Echo, MN | September 23, 1862
Result: Union Victory
Estimated Casualties