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Tuesday, May 29, 1832.+-

Fort Johnson at Ottawa, IL.

Lt. Robert Anderson musters Lincoln and 71 others into company of mounted volunteers under Capt. Elijah Iles. Company contains former generals, colonels, and captains. Lincoln furnishes his own arms and horse. Arms are valued at $10 and horse and equipment at $120.IHi—BHWC, Muster Roll, Atkinson Order Book; IHi—Journal, X, 422-28 (Anderson to E. B. Washburne, 10 May 1870).

[Lt. Robert Anderson, Third Regiment, U.S. Artillery, was appointed assistant inspector general of troops in field on May 9, 1832. Lt. Anderson's order of appointment was signed by Lt. Albert Sidney Johnston. Col. Jacob Fry, in command of re-enlisted volunteers, is ordered by Gen. Atkinson to put Ft. Johnson, on south side of Illinois River opposite mouth of Fox River, into best condition possible to protect inhabitants.IHi—Journal, X, 422-28 (Anderson to E. B. Washburne, 10 May 1870); Atkinson Letter Book.]