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Tuesday, May 22, 1832.+-

En route to Kishwaukee River.

Gen. Atkinson, with regulars, returns to Dixon's Ferry, general headquarters and base of operations. Col. Zachary Taylor is ordered to accompany volunteers as inspector general, and to "superintend their movements, order of encampment, of battle, etc." Capt. W. S. Harney is sent along as assistant inspector. Gen. Whiteside with 1,400 men marches 10 miles northeast to Kishwaukee River.Atkinson Letter Book, Black Hawk War Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL; Stevens, Black Hawk War, 161.