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Marker Details

Historical Marker:

Indian Ambush


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Location:
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.
Latitude:
41.991
Longitude:
-89.6028
Dedication Date:
01/01/1962
Dedication By:
Polo Historical Society and The Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
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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