The marker is located 1.5 miles west of Polo where Eagle Point Road runs North and South. It is on the west side of the road.
Polo Historical Society and The Illinois State Historical Society
Early in the Black Hawk War Indians concealed near this spot in Buffalo Grove, May 19, 1832, killed William Durley, a member of a six man detail carrying dispatches from Colonel James M. Strode at Galena to General Henry Atkinson at Dixon's Ferry. Durley's body now rests beneath this memorial.
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