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The Campbell’s Island Battle July 21, 1814

This battle was fought near where present day Campbell’s Island (it is an unincorporated community in Illinois), Illinois is situated. A force of 120 white soldiers under the command of Lieutenant John Campbell, battled a larger force of Anishinabe soldiers on July 21, 1814, after attempting to bring supplies to the newly constructed fort at Prairie du Chien. The name of that fort was Fort Shelby. The Anishinabe soldiers routed the smaller force of white soldiers, and captured their train of supplies. It was evidently the most westerly location where a battle was fought in the 1811-1815 War.

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