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 Ole Boxrud

Ole Boxrud

Birth
Norway
Death 16 Apr 1863 (aged 17–18)
Watonwan County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Madelia, Watonwan County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 34216892 · View Source
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Ole Boxrud, who was christened Ole Stampen, and also known as Ole Erickson, was a member of Company E of the Seventh Minnesota Regiment. In 1862, the Dakota Indians, who lived on a reservation along the Minnesota River, were frustrated with their situation. So, on August 18, 1862, they launched a war against the whites. Even though the uprising was put down in 1862, small Dakota raiding parties continued to attack Minnesota settlers in 1863, 1864, and 1865. Boxrud and seven other soldiers were detailed to guard settlers in the area of the Ole Jorgenson home. The night of April 16, a small band of Dakota came to Jorgensons, where Boxrud was standing guard. The Dakota shot and killed Boxrud, and wounded another soldier. The inscription on his gravestone reads "Ole Boxrud, 1845 - 1863, A Boy of Courage Killed by Indians in 1863. 'He that Loseth His Life for My Sake, Shall Find It.' Donated Memorial." Boxrud's story is related on page 94 of "Dakota Uprising Victims: Gravestones & Stories," published in 2007 by Curtis Dahlin.


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  • Created by: Curtis Dahlin
  • Added: 26 Feb 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34216892
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ole Boxrud (1845–16 Apr 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34216892, citing Rosendale Pioneer Cemetery, Madelia, Watonwan County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Curtis Dahlin (contributor 47099816) .