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Wednesday, June 6, 1832.+-

En route to Dixon's Ferry, IL.

Capt. Iles' company (reduced to about 50 men by assignment of detachment to help transport supplies from Illinois Rapids to Ottawa) leaves Ottawa on march to Dixon's Ferry with orders to report to Col. Zachary Taylor. "We wanted," wrote Capt. Iles, "to be as little encumbered as possible, and took nothing that could be dispensed with, other than blankets, tin cups, coffee pots, canteens, a wallet of bread, and some fat side meat, which we ate raw or broiled." Camp is made southeast of present town of Sublette in Lee County.Elijah Iles, Sketches of Early Life and Times in Kentucky, Missouri, and Illinois (Springfield, IL: Springfield Printing Co., 1883), 46-48; Stevens, Black Hawk War, 286.