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Gen Henry Atkinson
Birth: 1782
Person County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jun. 14, 1842
Jefferson Barracks
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA

United States Army General. He was appointed in 1808 as a Captain in the 3rd United States Infantry and saw action during the War of 1812. In 1814, he was promoted to Colonel in the 45th Infantry and in 1815, he became commander of the 6th Infantry. After the war, he led the two Yellowstone Expeditions of 1819 and 1825, and established the first United States Army fort west of the Missouri River. The site, just north of present-day Omaha, Nebraska, was named after him and today is Fort Atkinson State Historical Park. He was promoted to Brigadier General in 1821 and later commanded United States forces in the Black Hawk War of 1832. He led the troops at the Battle of Bad Axe River August 1-2, 1832, where the Sauk and Fox tribes under Chief Black Hawk were decisively defeated. He spent the remainder of his 34-year career at Jefferson Barracks near St. Louis, Missouri. He is the subject of a biography, "General Henry Atkinson - A Western Military Career," by Roger L. Nichols (1965). (bio by: George Bacon) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Ann Bullitt Steuart (____ - 1862)*
 
 Children:
  Edward Graham Atkinson (1830 - 1860)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cave Hill Cemetery
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: Section H, Lot 60, Grave 20, Bullitt Family Plot
 
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Originally Created by: George Bacon
Record added: Jun 16, 2008
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