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Friday, May 11, 1832.+-

Prophetstown, IL.

Prophet's village is reached at noon. Stopping only long enough to burn Indian huts, men resume march. Twelve miles north, Gen. Whiteside abandons 20 baggage wagons, and orders forced march toward Dixon's Ferry. Camp is made eight miles south of ferry.Elliott, Services of Illinois Soldiers, xvii; Whiteside to Atkinson, 18 May 1832, Black Hawk War Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL; John H. Wakefield, Wakefield's History of the Black Hawk War (Chicago: Caxton Club, 1908), 41-44; John Reynolds, Reynolds' History of Illinois. My Own Times: Embracing also the History of My Life (Chicago: Chicago Historical Society, 1879), 229; IHi—William Orr to John York Sawyer, 1 July 1832.