APRIL 12. Fort Sumter attacked.
APRIL 15. President Abraham Lincoln called for 75,000 vols.
APRIL 16. After a patriotic rally in Galena, Ill., USG decided to leave his father's leather goods store and to offer his services for the war.
APRIL 18. USG presided over a Galena rally held to recruit vols.
APRIL 25. USG accompanied the Jo Daviess Guards as they left Galena for Springfield, Ill.
APRIL 27. USG's thirty-ninth birthday.
APRIL 29. USG began to serve as aide to Governor Richard Yates.
MAY 4. USG became commanding officer at Camp Yates, Spring- field.
MAY 8. USG ordered to muster regts. into state service at Mat- toon, Belleville, and Anna, Ill.
MAY 9. USG in Mattoon found the 7th Congressional District Regt. not yet ready for muster.
MAY 10. USG witnessed disorders in St. Louis following the Feder- al capture of Camp Jackson.