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    [Black Hawk War] William G. Greene, Lincoln Friend and Associate, Documents. Greene, one of Lincoln's closest friends at New Salem, clerked with him in Denton Offutt's store and mill when the future president first settled there, served under him in the Black Hawk War, assisted his study of grammar, and helped set up his legendary wrestling match with Jack Armstrong. Lincoln appointed him a revenue collector during the Civil War. Group of miscellaneous papers from Greene's later life, including a deed for lots in Mason City, Ill., signed for Greene by an attorney; 1864 business letter from Collector at Canton, Ill., adding "We are all rejoicing over Union victories in Virginia & Georgia"; partly-printed pension certificate, signed by Commissioner Green B. Raum stating that the pension has been awarded as an "Indian Wars . . . Survivor's Pension" (Washington, D.C.) 1893, issued to "William Greene, late Private, Capt. A. Lincoln's Co. Illinois Volunteers" granting him $8/month; an ancillary 18983 pension notice; 1871 adjustment of account from U.S. Treasury Dept.; and three partly printed 1868 letterheads from "Banking House of Brahm & Greene", Petersburg, Ill., minor business content. Greene testified that Lincoln was "idolized by his men & generally by all the regiment". All documents are near fine to fine.

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