Wisconsin History Day By Day

Related Web Sites:
History: The Second Fort Crawford

Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center

Prairie du Chien, WI, Fort Crawford

Zachary Taylor

Read More About It

"Old Forts and Real Folks" by Susan Burdick Davis

"Zachary Taylor 1784-1850 and Millard Fillmore" by John Farrell

"Zachary Taylor: Our Twelfth President" by Carol Brunelli


leave of absence

Interesting Fact:

Zachary Taylor also was in command of the building of the western segment of the military road in Wisconsin.

Study Questions:

  • For what is Zachary Taylor best known?
  • Why did Taylor take a leave of absence? Did he return to Prairie du Chien?
  • What became of Fort Crawford?

    U.S. historical events that occurred on July 5:

    1947: Larry Doby becomes the first black player in the American League, signing with the Cleveland Indians.

  • July 5

    July 5, 1830: Col. Zachary Taylor, who had been in command of Fort Crawford at Prairie du Chien since July 1829, went on a two year leave of absence. While in Prairie du Chien he coordinated the construction of the rock barracks at Fort Crawford.

    Wisconsin History Day By Day homepage
    January - December calendar page