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HAYNIE, Isham Nicolas, soldier, born in Dover, Tennessee, 18 November, 1824; died in Springfield, Illinois, in November, 1868. He removed to Illinois in early childhood, received little education, and worked on a farm to obtain means to study law, in which he was licensed to practise in 18216. He served throughout the Mexican war as 1st lieutenant of the 6th Illinois volunteers, resumed his profession in 1849, and was a member of the legislature in 1850. He was graduated at the Kentucky law school in 1852, and in 1856 was appointed judge of the court of common pleas at Cairo, Illinois he canvassed the state as presidential elector on the Douglas ticket in 1860, and in 1861 raised and organized the 48th Illinois infantry, being commissioned its colonel. He participated in the battles of Fort Henry, Fort Donelson, Shiloh, where he was severely wounded, and Corinth. He was de-feared as war candidate for congress in 1862, and on 29 November of this year received the appointment of brigadier-general of volunteers. He resumed his profession in 1864, and subsequently became adjutant-general of Illinois.
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