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Saturday, June 9, 1832.+-

En route to Galena, IL.

March to Galena continues. Camp is made 100 yards from Apple River fort. There, the night before, Indians stole 12 horses, and today they shot at and chased two men into fort. Company sleeps with guns in their arms. Lt. Col. Henry drills men during night, forming them into two lines, front ready to fire and fall back to reload while other line steps forward.James M. Strode to Atkinson, 10 June 1832, Black Hawk War Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL; Elijah Iles, Sketches of Early Life and Times in Kentucky, Missouri, and Illinois (Springfield, IL: Springfield Printing Co., 1883), 48-49.