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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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Wartmann, James W. (1832-1917).

Virginia-born Wartmann attended school in Cincinnati before moving to Spencer County, Indiana, where he practiced law in Rockport. In 1864 he moved to Evansville to serve as provost marshal and then commissioner of the board of enrollment. Though Wartmann apparently met AL in Washington, D.C., while on official business, he became WHH's first contact in Spencer County, Indiana, by being handed a letter that WHH had sent to Rockport addressed simply "Some Good Union Lawyer." (Evansville Courier, April 16, 1915; Evansville Journal-News, July 2 and 3, 1917)

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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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