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Friday, April 27, 1832.+-

Beardstown, IL.

Capt. Lincoln draws one axe from quartermaster.Quartermaster's Record, Black Hawk War Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL.

[Contemporary letters indicate that Lincoln's company, like many others, changed its view of war after five days in camp. Little disposition was at first manifested to question governor's call. But lack of discipline and shameful way appointments are made cause many soldiers to believe they are on holiday excursion and not on expedition against hostile Indians.]