1832 – Dodge and Henry pursue the British Band

On this date General James Henry and found the trail of the British Band and began pursuit of Black Hawk and the Sauk Indians. Before leaving camp, the troops were told to leave behind any items that would slow down the chase. The troops camped that evening at , 20 miles east of present day Madison. Some sources place this event on July 18, 1832. [Source: by William F. Stark, p. 119]