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This collection is archived in Manuscripts & Folklife Archives at Western Kentucky University; 270-745-6434;


Finding aid and full-text scan (click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 2323. Paper by William Caldwell McChord titled "Memoirs of William Caldwell McChord, Springfield, Kentucky." The paper details McChord's upbringing, education, experience in the Civil War, and legal and political career in Washington County, Kentucky. Includes an account of the claim that Washington County was Abraham Lincoln's true birthplace. Also includes genealogical information on the McChords and related families.


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SC 2323 McChord, William Caldwell.pdf (6055 kB)
Memoirs of William Caldwell McChord, Springfield, Kentucky



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