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 George W. Gideon

George W. Gideon

Birth
Death 3 Sep 1862
Meeker County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Shorewood, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 34127759 · View Source
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George Gideon was an 18-year-old soldier in Capt. Richard Strout's Company B of the Ninth Minnesota Regiment. The company was just in the process of being organized when the Dakota Indians began an Uprising against the whites in Minnesota on August 18, 1862. The Dakota were frustrated with their situation for a variety of reasons, so they decided to strike back against the whites. Strout's company was ordered to proceed to the settlements west of Minneapolis. Early on September 3, they were attacked by a substantial Dakota force at Acton, in western Meeker County. Strout's men were ordered to charge through the Dakota's lines, which they did, and a running battle ensued. Gideon was among those killed, and 23 were wounded in the running battle back to Hutchinson. Gideon's body was retrieved and buried several days later. Gideon's story is related on page 15 of "Dakota Uprising Victims: Gravestones & Stories," published by Curtis Dahlin in 2007. Gideon's military gravestone is difficult to read.


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  • Created by: Curtis Dahlin
  • Added: 23 Feb 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34127759
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George W. Gideon (unknown–3 Sep 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34127759, citing Woodside Cemetery, Shorewood, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Curtis Dahlin (contributor 47099816) .