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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Miller, William. 'William Miller? (statement for William H. Herndon)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: history]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
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Note from page 361: 1. WHH has written Menard Co. and B. F. Irwin in the top margin. The document is in Irwin's hand, but Irwin himself was only ten years old in 1832 and could not have given this firsthand account. It may represent the results of an interview with William Miller, whom he names in his letter to WHH of December 22, 1866, as an informant about Lincoln in the Black Hawk War. Unlike Robert Plunkett, Irwin's other Black Hawk War informant, Miller did not serve in AL's company, and while the interview suggests close observation of AL at several points, other details suggest less familiarity with the activities of AL's company.

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Miller, William. 'William Miller? (statement for William H. Herndon)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: history]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon361.html
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