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 David Holbrook

David Holbrook

Birth
Ohio, USA
Death 2 Sep 1862 (aged 42)
Renville County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Belle Plaine, Scott County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 34134451 · View Source
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David Holbrook, who lived in Belle Plaine, Minnesota, was a member of the Joseph R. Brown burial party dispatched from Fort Ridgely by Colonel Henry Sibley on August 31, 1862. The burial party was to bury those white victims who had been killed by the Dakota Indians in Renville County and at the Lower Sioux Agency. The Dakota were frustrated with their situation for a variety of reasons, and decided to go to war against the whites, which they did beginning with a surprise attack on the Lower Sioux Agency on August 18, 1862. The burial party camped at Birch Coulee in Renville County the night of September 1. Unfortunately for the members of the burial party, the leaders selected a poor campsite, which left them vulnerable to an attack. Just before daylight the next morning, the Dakota did attack, badly mauling the 170 members of the burial party. Holbrook was killed in the attack on September 2. His story is related on page 33 of "Dakota Uprising Victims: Gravestones & Stories," published in 2007 by Curtis Dahlin. The inscription on Holbrook's gravestone reads "To the memory of David Holbrook, Born in Kirtland, Ohio Mar. 8, 1820. Son of David Holbrook Sr. and Mary Howe of Derby, Conn. Killed in the Sioux War of 1862 at the Battle of Birch Coulee Sept. 2, 1862." The Dakota Indians were also referred to as the Sioux.


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To the Memory of David Holbrook Born in Kirkland Ohio Mar. 8, 1829 Son of David Holbrook, Sr. and Mary Howe of Derby Conn. Killed in the Sioux war of 1862 at the battle of Birch Coolie (sic) Sept. 2, 1862

Gravesite Details Killed at the Battle of Birch Coulee during the U.S. - Dakota Conflict

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  • Created by: Curtis Dahlin
  • Added: 23 Feb 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34134451
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David Holbrook (8 Mar 1820–2 Sep 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34134451, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Belle Plaine, Scott County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Curtis Dahlin (contributor 47099816) .