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  1. I am a descendant of the Robertson clan of Northwest Alabama. Do you possibly know the full name of the “Robertson” mentioned in the above article?
    Colonel Meigs is said to have exercised great mildness, forbearance and discretion m his government of the wild and fierce and turbulent men whom he had to manage. He displaced Robertson, with Wilder, and made this post a stopping and furnishing point between Fort Hampton and Huntsville.

  2. There are a number of inconsistencies in this post. Robertson was never at Ft. Hampton and Meigs never controlled any troops at the post. By May 1817 there were no soldiers there. No battle ever occurred at Ft. Hampton, no shots fired in defense in the six and a half years it was occupied. It would be best to provide citations for future posts.

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