Veterans Who Have Passed–John Bradley Sullivan

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Aug. 14, 2020.


Apple River Fort

Apple River Fort

311 E. Myrtle Street, Elizabeth, IL


Built in 1852 to defend against Chief Black Hawk and his army of Sauk and Fox

When Black Hawk and about 200 men attacked on June 24, 1852 about 45 settlers at the Fort

This was the Fort’s first and last action.   The Fort was rebuilt in 1996


Source:  Northwest Quarterly Magazine, Summer 2010, Page 29