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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Irwin, Benjamin F. 'Benjamin F. Irwin to William H. Herndon' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: letter]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
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245. Benjamin F. Irwin to William H. Herndon.

Pleasant Plain, Sept 22 1866

Wm H Herndon

I am told by one of Lincoln's Company Robt Plunkett that Lincoln was in no Battle in the war at the time of the Badax fight he was Stationed at Dixon Some 14 Miles Distant if you will examine Congressional globe 1st session 30th Congress 1848 you will see in a Congressional Speech Lincoln said he was in No Battle also you will see the same on page 46 of Barretts Life of Lincoln [1] stated by him

In regard to Miss Rutledge this I learn to be true Lincoln Samuel Hill (Now Dead) and one McNamer was all paying their Respects to her at the same

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Irwin, Benjamin F. 'Benjamin F. Irwin to William H. Herndon' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: letter]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon352b.html
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