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Past Commanders

The following men served as commanding officers at Fort Atkinson:

  • Colonel Henry Atkinson
  • 1819; troop strength of 1,120

  • Lt. Colonel Willoughby Morgan
  • 1820; troop strength of 851

  • Lt. Colonel Talbot Chambers
  • 1821; troop strength of 548

  • Colonel Henry Leavenworth
  • 1822; troop strength of 447

  • Major William S. Foster
  • 1823; troop strength of 497

  • Colonel Henry Leavenworth
  • 1824; troop strength of 423

  • Lt. Colonel Abram R. Woolley
  • 1825-Oct.1826; troop strength of 694 down to 472

  • Major Daniel Ketchum
  • Oct. 1826-April 1827; troop strength of 490

  • Lt. Colonel Abram R. Woolley
  • 1827; troop strength of 490

  • Wily Martin
  • Served as interim commanding officer during several of the above

    transitions.

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