Fox Fort Timeline

Fox Fort Timeline

Warfare with French and their native allies

1720 - 1730

Fox flee Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin

July 1730

Construction of the fort

August 4 1730

News of the fort reaches the French

August 6 1730

French commanders de Villers and St. Ange leave for the fort

August 10 1730

French commander des Noyelles arrives at fort

September 1 1730

Fox attempt to flee the fort

September 8 1730

a fierce storm blows through the area, late than night the Fox attempt to flee the fort

the French siege the fort

September 9 1730

The French and their native allies hunt down the Fox, engage in a brief battle, and defeat the Fox