Adam Payne Adam Payne (1781 – May 23, 1832) was an itinerant minister who enjoyed success preaching among the Potawatomi people in Illinois and was killed by Native Americans during the Black Hawk War of 1832.
Adam W. Snyder Adam Wilson Snyder (October 6, 1799 - May 14, 1842) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois as well as a member of the Illinois militia during the Black Hawk War.
Albert Sidney Johnston Albert Sidney Johnston served as a general in three different armies: the Texas Army, the United States Army, and the Confederate States Army.
Alexander Posey (general) Alexander Posey (c. 1794-?) was an American militia officer who served as a brigadier general under General Henry Atkinson during the Black Hawk War, specifically in the later stages of the seco...
Antoine LeClaire Antoine LeClaire was a US Army interpreter, landowner in Scott County, Iowa and Rock Island County, Illinois, businessman, philanthropist and principal founder of Davenport, Iowa LeClaire was bo...
Augustus C. Dodge Augustus Caesar Dodge (January 2, 1812 November 20, 1883) was one of the first set of United States Senators to represent the state of Iowa after it was admitted to the Union as a state in 1846.
Black Hawk (Sauk leader) Black Hawk was a leader and warrior of the Sauk American Indian tribe in what is now the United States.
Charles Dunn Charles Dunn (December 28, 1799–April 7, 1872) was a United States jurist and politician.
Checokalako Checokalako was a Sauk chief aligned with Black Hawk's British Band during the 1832 Black Hawk War.
Chief Oshkosh Chief Oshkosh was the chief of the Menominee Indian tribe from 1827 until his death.
Clack Stone Clack Stone (fl. 1827–1839) was a captain in the 27th Regiment Illinois Militia during the 1832 Black Hawk War.
Cornelius Gilliam Cornelius Gilliam was a pioneer of the U.S. state of Oregon who was best known as the commander of the volunteer forces against the Cayuse in the Cayuse War.
David Bailey (militia officer) David Bailey was an American militia officer in the Illinois Militia who fought during the War of 1812 and the Black Hawk War, most notably serving at the Battle of Stillman's Run where he and L...
Ebenezer Brigham Ebenezer Brigham was a 19th century American pioneer, businessman and politician.
Edmund Dick Taylor Colonel Edmund Dick Taylor (October 18, 1804 - December 4, 1891) His birth name Edmund Richard Taylor, born in Lunenburg County, Virginia and died in Chicago, Illinois.
Edmund P. Gaines Edmund Pendleton Gaines was a United States army officer who served with distinction during the War of 1812, the Seminole Wars and the Black Hawk War.
Edward Dickinson Baker Edward Dickinson Baker was an English-born American politician, lawyer, and military leader.
Elijah Phillips Elijah Phillips (April 11, 1809–June 18, 1832) was an early Illinois settler who was killed during the 1832 Black Hawk War, a conflict between white settlers and elements of the Sauk and F...
Felix St. Vrain Felix St. Vrain was a United States Indian agent who was killed during the Black Hawk War.
George B. Crittenden George Bibb Crittenden was a career United States Army officer who served in the Black Hawk War, the Army of the Republic of Texas, the Mexican-American War, and was a general in the Confederate...
George Cabanis George Edwin Cabanis was an American carpenter and builder from Big Patch, Wisconsin who served one term as a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly representing Grant County's First ...
George Davenport Colonel George Davenport (1783 – July 4, 1845) was a 19th-century American frontiersman, trader and US Army officer.
George W. Jones George Wallace Jones (April 12, 1804 – July 22, 1896), a frontiersman, entrepreneur, attorney, and judge, was among the first two United States Senators to represent the state of Iowa afte...
Gustavus Loomis Gustavus Loomis (September 23, 1789 – March 5, 1872) was an United States Army officer who served during the War of 1812, Seminole Wars and the American Civil War.
Harvey Brown (officer) Harvey Brown (September 6, 1795 – March 31, 1874) was an American military officer who fought in the Black Hawk and Seminole Wars, the Mexican-American War and the American Civil War.
Henry Dodge Henry Dodge was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, Territorial Governor of Wisconsin and a veteran of the Black Hawk War.
Henry Gratiot Colonel Henry Gratiot (April 25, 1789 – April 27, 1836) was a French-American pioneer, trader and businessman who, during the Winnebago and Black Hawk Wars, acted as both an intermediary a...
Hugh Brady Hugh Brady (July 29, 1768 – April 15, 1851) was an American general from Pennsylvania.
Ichabod Crane (Colonel) Ichabod Bennet Crane was a career military officer for 48 years and the probable namesake of the protagonist in Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
Isaac R. Moores Col. Isaac R. Moores (March 23, 1796– April 15, 1861) was an American soldier and politician in Illinois and Oregon.
Isaiah Stillman Cavalry Major Isaiah Stillman led Illinois militia in the first armed confrontation of the Black Hawk War against Black Hawk’s Sauk Indian Band.
James Adams (lawyer) James Adams (January 24, 1783 – August 11, 1843) was a nineteenth century Illinois lawyer and close friend of Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement.
James Clyman James or Jim Clyman (February 1, 1792 – December 27, 1881) was a mountain man and an explorer and guide in the American Far West.
James D. Henry James D. Henry was a militia officer from the U.S. state of Illinois who rose to the rank of general during the Black Hawk War.
James M. Strode James M. Strode (fl. 1827–1848) was a militia officer and politician from the U.S. state of Illinois.
James Semple James Semple (January 5, 1798 - December 20, 1866) was a United States Senator from Illinois.
James W. Stephenson James W. Stephenson was an American militia officer and politician from the state of Illinois.
Jefferson Davis Jefferson Finis Davis (June 3, 1808 – December 6, 1889) was an American statesman and leader of the Confederacy during the American Civil War.
John Alexander McClernand John Alexander McClernand was an American lawyer and politician, and a Union general in the American Civil War.
John Allen Wakefield John Allen Wakefield (February 11, 1797 – June 18, 1873) was an American historian, politician, soldier, physician, and lawyer.
John Beach Major John Beach (January 1, 1812 – August 31, 1874) was a United States Army officer during the Black Hawk and American Civil War as well as the last US Indian Agent to the Sac and Fox tribes.
John Bullock Clark John Bullock Clark, Sr. was a member of both the United States Congress and the Confederate Congress.
John Dement John Dement was a politician and militia commander from the U.S. state of Illinois.
John Giles Adams John Giles Adams was a cavalry officer in the Illinois Militia during the Black Hawk War of 1832.
John H. Rountree John Hawkins Rountree was a Wisconsin judge, pioneer farmer, and politician.
John Hawkins Rountree John Hawkins Rountree (March 24, 1805-May 27, 1890) was a Wisconsin pioneer and politician.
John J. Hardin John J. Hardin was a U.S. Representative and militia general from Illinois.
John Jameson (politician) John Jameson (March 6, 1802 – January 24, 1857) was an American farmer, lawyer, and politician from Fulton, Missouri.
John R. Williams John R Williams (May 4, 1782 – October 20, 1854) was an American soldier, merchant, and politician who is most well known for serving as the first mayor of Detroit, Michigan.
Joseph M. Street General Joseph Montfort Street was a 19th-century American pioneer, trader and US Army officer.
Joseph Naper Joseph Naper (1798–1862) was a shipbuilder, businessman, politician, and town founder.
Joseph Throckmorton Joseph Throckmorton was an American steamboat builder and captain during the 19th century.
Keokuk (Sauk leader) Keokuk was a chief of the Sauk or Sac tribe in central North America noted for his policy of cooperation with the U.S. government which led to conflict with Black Hawk, who led part of their ban...
Levi Sterling Levi Sterling was an American politician, soldier, and public official.
Lloyd J. Beall Lloyd James Beall was a United States Army officer and paymaster.
Milton Alexander Milton K. Alexander was an American politician and militia officer who served during the War of 1812, the Seminole Wars and, most notably, as a brigadier general during the Black Hawk War.
Neapope Neapope was a spiritual leader of the Sauk tribe and advisor to Black Hawk during the Black Hawk War.
Robert C. Buchanan Robert Christie Buchanan was an American military officer who served in the Mexican War and then was a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War.
Samuel Bogart Samuel Bogart was an itinerant Methodist minister and militia captain from Ray County, Missouri who played a prominent role in the 1838 Missouri Mormon War before later moving to Collin County, ...
Samuel Whiteside Samuel Whiteside (April 12, 1783–January 12, 1866) was an Illinois pioneer, political figure and military leader.
Senachewine Senachewine (died 1831) (from the Potawatomi Znajjewan "Difficult Current"; also recorded as Petacho) was the brother of Gomo who was chief among the Lake Peoria Potawatomi.
Shabbona Shabbona, also known as Shabonee and Shaubena, was an Ottawa tribe member who became a chief within the Potawatomi tribe in Illinois during the 19th century.
Shick Shack Shick Shack was a 19th century Potawatomi chieftain and leader of a band of the Illinois River Potawatomi.
Sidney Breese Sidney Breese (July 15, 1800 – June 27, 1878) was a U.S. Senator from Illinois, Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court, Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, a forefather of Il...
Stephen Mack, Jr. Stephen Mack, Jr.. (2 February 1798 – 10 April 1850) adventurer and pioneer, American Fur Company employee, founder of Rockton, Illinois.
Theophilus W. Smith Theophilus Washington Smith was an Illinois Supreme Court Justice from 1825 until his resignation on December 26, 1842.
Thomas Carlin Thomas Carlin was the seventh Governor of Illinois, serving from 1838 to 1842.
Thomas Duncan (general) Thomas Duncan was a career officer in the U.S. Army, serving as a general during the American Civil War.
Thomas Ford (politician) Thomas Ford (December 5, 1800 – November 3, 1850) was the eighth Governor of Illinois, and served in this capacity from 1842 to 1846.
Thomas Forsyth (Indian agent) Major Thomas Forsyth was a 19th-century American frontiersman and trader who served as a U.S. Indian agent to the Sauk and Fox during the 1820s and was replaced by Felix St. Vrain prior to the B...
Thomas P. Burnett Thomas Pendleton Burnett (September 3, 1800 – November 7, 1845) was a United States politician in the Wisconsin Territory.
Thomas Williams (general) Thomas R. Williams (January 16, 1815 – August 5, 1862) was an antebellum United States Army officer and a brigadier general in the Union Army during the American Civil War.
Towaunonne Towaunonne was a Sauk chief aligned with Black Hawk's British Band during the 1832 Black Hawk War.
Wabokieshiek Wabokieshiek was an important Native American of the Ho-Chunk and Sauk tribes in 19th century Illinois, playing a key role in the Black Hawk War of 1832.
Wapasha II Wapasha (II) (b.1768–1855) was the name of a Mdewakanton Sioux chief.
Waubonsie Waubonsie was a leader of the Potawatomi Native American people.
Waukon Decorah Waukon Decorah (c. 1780–1868), also known as Wau-kon-haw-kaw or "Snake-Skin", was a prominent Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) warrior and orator during the Winnebago War of 1827 and the Black Hawk Wa...
William McMurtry William McMurtry was a Lieutenant Governor of Illinois and Civil War colonel.
William P. Bryant William P. Bryant (1806 – 1860) was an American jurist from Kentucky.
William S. Hamilton William Stephen Hamilton (August 4, 1797 – October 9, 1850), a son of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, was a politician and miner who lived much of his life in the U.S. state...
William Stephen Hamilton William Stephen Hamilton, a son of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, was a politician and miner who lived much of his life in the U.S. state of Illinois and territorial Wisconsin.
Winfield Scott Winfield Scott (June 13, 1786 – May 29, 1866) was a United States Army general, and unsuccessful presidential candidate of the Whig Party in 1852.
Zachary Taylor Zachary Taylor was the 12th President of the United States and an American military leader.