By the late summer of 1862, the Civil War was still raging. But all was not quiet on the frontier, and a battle was brewing in Minnesota that would draw money and resources from the major conflict: the Dakota Uprising.
Carole Butcher has a Bachelor’s Degree in history from Wright State University and her Master’s Degree in Military History from Norwich University. She is pursuing her PhD in history at North Dakota State University, and is specializing in the Indian Wars. As a freelance writer, her articles have appeared in Armchair General, Nebraska Life, Health Progress, Beckett’s Baseball Monthly, and Military Heritage among other magazines and newspapers. She lives in Fergus Falls, Minnesota with her husband, two border collies, and two cats.