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Confederate Memoranda on Henry Henderson, taken Virginia. Circa 1861-1862.

Henry Henderson. Eighteen years old. Prisoner says he was born in Iroquois County, Ill. His father and his mother died in his childhood. He then went to Columbus, Ohio, to live with an uncle who, he says was librarian of the State and died two years since. Says he volunteered in the Twenty-third Ohio Regiment, Colonel Scammon. Went to Clarksburg, Va. From there with Rosecrans. Was in the battle of Carnifix. Then was sent to Raleigh Court-House. Says he acted as scout in Fayette and Mercer Counties. Was once in Monroe at Sandcroft's. Says he never got to the railroad. In relation to the papers found on him, he says No. 1 is a copy of a memorandum given him by a man in Raleigh. Will not tell who the man was. No. 2. He says when passing by the post-office at Shady Springs, in Raleigh, he saw the door open; he went in and found a basket of letters, near 200. He carried them off and this paper was among them. No. 3 he says was given him by Aden Thompson. The names on it are names of bushwhackers. He explains this one thus: Men who were brought in by the U. S. troops and took the oath of allegiance; afterward they violated their oaths by shooting at their trains. These men were to be shot when found and his business was to hunt them up. He says he was taken with a scouting party when in pursuit of such men. No. 4. This paper contains the certificates of several men that Henderson was a spy. The signers are said to be men worthy of credit on oath. I recommend this young man be held as a spy.

SOURCE: Official Records of the War of the Rebellion, Series 2, Volume 2, pg. 1484

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