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List of battles fought in Illinois

This is an incomplete list of all military confrontations that have occurred within the boundaries of the modern U.S. State of Illinois since European contact.

Name Date Location War Result Dead Belligerents
Battle for Grand Kaskaskia September 18, 1680 Near Present-day Ottawa, Illinois Beaver Wars Iroquois Victory ~880[1]  France and Tamaroa vs Iroquois
Siege of Fox Fort August-September 1730 Present-day McLean County, Illinois Fox Wars French and Allied Victory ~500[2]  France and Native Allies vs Fox
Capture of Fort Gage July 5, 1778 Present-day Kaskaskia, Illinois American Revolutionary War US Victory 0  United States vs  Great Britain
Battle of St. Louis May 25, 1780 Present-day Cahokia, Illinois and St. Louis, Missouri Anglo-Spanish War Spanish/US Victory 25+  United States and  Spain vs  Great Britain and Indian Nations
Battle of Fort Dearborn August 15, 1812 Present-day Chicago, Illinois War of 1812 Potawatomi Victory 67  United States vs Potawatomi
Battle of Africa Point April 18, 1813 near Palestine, Illinois War of 1812 Kickapoo Victory 9  United States vs Kickapoo
Battle of Rock Island Rapids July 19, 1814 Campbell's Island, Illinois War of 1812 Native Victory 18+  United States vs Sauk, Fox, and Kickapoo
Battle of Stillman's Run May 14, 1832 Near present-day Stillman Valley, Illinois Black Hawk War Native Victory 15-17  United States vs Sauk and Fox
Buffalo Grove ambush May 19, 1832 Near present-day Polo, Illinois Black Hawk War Native Victory 1+  United States vs Kickapoo
St. Vrain Massacre May 19, 1832 Near present-day Pearl City, Illinois Black Hawk War Native Victory 4  United States vs Ho-Chunk or Sauk and Fox
Plum River raid May 21, 1832 Near present-day Savanna, Illinois Black Hawk War 0  United States vs Sauk or Fox
Battle of Kellogg's Grove June 16 and 25, 1832 Near Kent, Illinois Black Hawk War United States Victory 23+  United States vs Sauk, Fox, and Kickapoo
Battle of Waddams Grove June 18, 1832 Near Waddams Grove, Illinois Black Hawk War United States Victory 5-9  United States vs Sauk
Battle of Apple River Fort June 24, 1832 Near Elizabeth, Illinois Black Hawk War United States Victory 1+  United States vs Sauk and Fox
Illinois Mormon War June 10, 1844 - September 16, 1846 Nauvoo, Illinois Illinois Victory ~10  Illinois and Illinois Militia vs Nauvoo Legion
Charleston riot March 28, 1864 Charleston, Illinois Civil War 9 United States Union Army vs Copperheads
Haymarket Affair May 4, 1886 Chicago, Illinois 11 Chicago Police Department vs Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions
Battle of Virden October 12, 1898 Virden, Illinois Coal Wars 11 United Mine Workers vs Thiel Detective Service Company
Herrin Massacre June 21-22, 1922 Herrin, Illinois Coal Wars 23 United Mine Workers vs Southern Illinois Coal Company

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "INDIAN VILLAGES OF THE ILLINOIS COUNTRY" (PDF). Illinois State Museum. Retrieved 2018-07-06.
  2. ^ "HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY:NEW EVIDENCE OF THE 1730 MESQUAKIE (RENARD, FOX) FORT". Parkland College. Retrieved 2018-06-24.