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08. Petition to Lincoln to appoint Samuel R. Curtis as brigadier general

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Title

08. Petition to Lincoln to appoint Samuel R. Curtis as brigadier general

Description

Petition from Lt. Col. James M. Tuttle (and other officers of the 2nd Iowa Volunteer Infantry) to Abraham Lincoln recommending appointment of Samuel R. Curtis to the office of Brigadier General in the U.S. Army. July 1861. Autograph Document Signed.

Date

1861-07

Contributor

Becki Plunkett and Stephen Vincent

Rights

Copyright State Historical Society of Iowa. Information at http://www.iowahistory.org/libraries/services-and-fees/conditions-for-image-reproductions.html

Digital Reproduction Information

Original scanned at 600 dpi w/ sRGB color space.

Repository

State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines

Repository Collection

Special Collections: Samuel R. Curtis Papers

Digital item created

12/8/2008

Transcription

To Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States of America Greeting[,] We your petitioners, commissioned officers of the Second Regiment Iowa Volunteers, would most respectfully beg leave to express our desire, as well as the wishes of our respective commands by them unanimously expressed, that the Hon. Samuel R. Curtis be appointed our Brigadier General, believing him to be eminently qualified as a man of ability, cool judgment and discretion, military education and experience to command as such, and believing the service would be benefited by the appointment we would therefore most respectfully by his appointment to the office of Brigadier General and that he command us as such. Hoping it may please you to grant the prayer of your petitioners we subscribe our selves you most obedient [Names, ranks, units of 29 officers]