July 28, 1863
---Battle of Stony Lake, Dakota Territory – Gen. Sibley and his Federal troops have pursued the Sioux for several days after Big Mound. After a brief fight at Dead Buffalo Lake on July 26, Sibley marches west to Stony Lake. On the morning of this date, Sibley’s column is attacked by nearly 2,500 Sioux under Chief Inkpaduta, who are dispersed in a wide arc of hills in front of the Federal troops, nearly surrounding them. As the Sioux attempt to find a weak point, the 10th Minnesota Infantry, with the 6th and 7th to guard the supply train, deploys against the Indians. Few of the Sioux have weapons better than muskets, and they give way before the blue soldiers, with few casualties on either side. Apparently, the Sioux attacked as s delaying action until they are able to get their women and children across the Missouri River. Sibley pronounces the campaign a success, and marches back east to Minnesota.