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Wilson, Douglas L., ed; Davis, Rodney O., ed. 'Register of Informants' 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=herndon737.html


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McHenry, Henry (1802-81).

McHenry came to the area of New Salem from Kentucky between 1825 and 1830 and married the sister of Jack Armstrong. He was a resident of Clary's Grove when AL first came to New Salem and may have been one of the Clary's Grove boys. He moved to Cass County and later to Petersburg, where he eventually became the owner of a hotel. AL appointed him provost marshal during the Civil War, in which role he earned a reputation for fearlessness in the unenviable job of apprehending army deserters in an area with strong Southern sympathies. (Power; HMMC; IAMM; CG; Reep)

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed; Davis, Rodney O., ed. 'Register of Informants' 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=herndon737.html
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