59. N. W. Branson to William H. Herndon.
Petersburg Ills., July 19, 1865.
I am in receipt of your favor of yesterday's date. I rec'd no letter from you, telling me to express Mr Shorts' letter, nor did Mr. Miles give me such instructions.
Old settlers tell me Mr. Lincoln was elected Captain of a Military Company
77before the breaking out of the Black Hawk War; being another company than the one he commanded in that War.
N. W. Branson
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