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Robert Blue’s Brief Service in the Black Hawk War

May 26, 2017

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Robert Blue served nine days in the short-lived Black Hawk War. The war lasted about two months (May 1832 – July 1832) and was fought primarily in Illinois and southern Wisconsin. The United States government bought the land from the Sauks some years earlier, but Black Hawk thought it was an unjust bargain. The disagreement became a series of battles and raids on the disputed land.

Robert Blue had been born in Greene County, Ohio in 1811 to Robert and Ann (McNary) Blue. Robert’s grandfather and father and their families moved to Indiana by 1830 where they were found in the US Census

The younger Robert mustered into the Indiana Militia on 26 May 1832, in Captain John Roberts company when it appeared the Black Hawk War was moving far enough east in Illinois to threaten the Indiana border. By 3 June 1832, it was determined Indiana was not being threatened so Robert’s company, and the other five which had been formed for this specific purpose, were disbanded.

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