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Volume Listing > Volume 50 > The Battle of Bad Axe: General Atkinson's report

Atkinson, Henry "The Battle of Bad Axe: General Atkinson's report"


The Battle of the Bad Axe: General Atkinson's Report: A brief history of the Black Hawk War precedes the reprinted document by General Henry Atkinson (1782-1842), who commanded U.S. Army forces during the war. In Atkinson' s report to Major General Winfield Scott (1786-1866), he describes the Battle of the Bad Axe not as a personal narrative but rather as a formal military report emphasizing troop movements and fighting. (5 pages)

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Citation: Atkinson, Henry "The Battle of Bad Axe: General Atkinson's report" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 50 /Issue: 1 (1966-1967)

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