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Wednesday, May 16, 1832.+-

Stillman's Battlefield and En route to Dixon's Ferry, IL.

Dead soldiers are buried. Before return march to Dixon's Ferry begins, Gen. Whiteside draws up army in battle line, "doubtless by way of challenge to Black Hawk." Hasty march is made by hungry army back to ferry. Gen. Atkinson has not arrived. Volunteers are eager to go home, and only by earnest appeal of Gov. Reynolds are officers able to hold men. Gen. Atkinson is encamped six miles below Dixon's Ferry.IHi—BHWC, Johnston Journal; Whiteside to Atkinson, 18 May 1832; William Orr to John York Sawyer, 1 July 1832; John Reynolds, Reynolds' History of Illinois. My Own Times: Embracing also the History of My Life (Chicago: Chicago Historical Society, 1879), 236-37.