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Letter from Former Mayor Henneman

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John A. Henneman mailed this letter from Spartanburg to his cousin Balser Weber in Centre County, Pennsylvania on February 26, 1861. He was expecting that Fort Sumter would soon be bombarded. Henneman served in the Civil War as second lieutenant in Co. E, Holcombe Legion. He was the owner of a jewelry store in Spartanburg after the war. In 1889 Henneman became mayor of Spartanburg. He was later killed in a domestic dispute when summoning a policeman.

View Spartanburg Herald Journal article published November 17, 2008.

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