1832 – Atkinson starts up Rock River in Black Hawk War

On this date General Henry Atkinson and the Second Army began its trip into the Wisconsin wilderness in a major effort against . The "Army of the Frontier" was formed of 400 U.S. Army Regulars and 2,100 volunteer militiamen in order to participate in the . The troops were headed toward the area where the main camp of the British Band was rumored to be located. [Source: by William F. Stark, p. 93-94]