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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Klein, John. 'John Klein (William H. Herndon Interview)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: interview]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
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354. John Klein (William H. Herndon Interview).

[1865 — 66]

Jno. Klein

Volunteered April 1832 — Capt. Goodan [1] 4. Reg. Lincoln in the 4. Reg. Moses K. Anderson Col of Reg't [2] — Achilles Morris Major — Whitesides commander in chief of the whole army — Gen'l —

Rendesvoused at Rushville — on horses — all mounted men — went to Rock Island — at Fort Armstrong — went N.W. to Henderson Co, at Yellow Bank, no Oquaqay [3] — Miss River — crossed the Rock River — passing over various streams — burnt Sack Town (Saxe) — Recrossed the Rock River and went up to Dixon's Ferry — now Dixon — on the South side — Dixon is on Rock River. Stillman's defeat was in Ogle Co. in 1832 — 35 above Dixon — battle on Kishwakee Creek — Gen. Henry commandant of the Spy battalion. Thence we came S.E. to Fox River. This was about the month of June or last of May. Here our time expired and a new levy was ordered. 1st enlistment 60, and they during the war — Lincoln reinlisted, The Gen, now was Gen Henry — passed thence up the four Oaks — in Wisconsin — Here the battle of Bad axe was fought — south side of the river — Wisconsin then down to Bad Axe — and thence drove them west to the Miss. river — from thence we went to Prairie Du Chein (in Wisconsin) and there we were disbanded — Lincoln was with us all the day —

The fight as told to Klein by Jack Armstrong —
(See Kleins again) [4]

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Gov'r Duncan was Gov'r in 1831

Gov'r Reynolds was " " 1832

Oliphant a lawyer wrote the Poetry of the Illinois Sucker Young and Raw. [5]

Huntington Library: LN2408, 2:241 — 42

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Klein, John. 'John Klein (William H. Herndon Interview)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: interview]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon465.html
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