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Thursday, June 7, 1832.+-

En route to Dixon's Ferry, IL.

Capt. Iles' company reaches Dixon's Ferry in afternoon, and camps at spring half mile above ferry on left bank of river. Iles and Lt. Col. James D. Henry, who has come along for excitement, cross river and report to Col. Taylor. A few days before, when Taylor ordered company of volunteers to march to Galena, the men refused. Taylor wrote: "The more I see of the militia the less confidence I have of their effecting any thing of importance."Elijah Iles, Sketches of Early Life and Times in Kentucky, Missouri, and Illinois (Springfield, IL: Springfield Printing Co., 1883), 46-48; Taylor to Atkinson, 2 June 1832, 9 June 1832, Black Hawk War Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL.