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Friday, June 8, 1832.+-

En route to Galena, IL.

Capt. Iles is ordered to Galena. He is to examine country for Indians and collect information. At sundown company meets Col. Henry Dodge of Michigan Territory (now Wisconsin) with about 100 mounted men who are en route to Atkinson's headquarters. Camp is made 20 miles from Dixon's Ferry.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; Taylor to Atkinson, 9 June 1832, Black Hawk War Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL.