Term: Atkinson, Henry, 1782-1842
U.S. Army general sent north from St. Louis in 1832 to drive Black Hawk west of the Mississippi. He had fought in the War of 1812 and led expeditions to the far West before being put in charge of U.S. forces during the Black Hawk War.
View more information about his role in the Black Hawk War elsewhere at wisconsinhistory.org. The Wisconsin Historical Society has manuscripts related to this topic. See the catalog description of the Henry Atkinson Letter for details.
View newspaper clippings at Wisconsin Local History and Biography Articles.
[Source: Appleton's Cyclopedia; Lockwood, James H. "Early Times and Events in Wisconsin." at Turning Points in Wis. History (www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/)]