18. Endorsement of Lincoln for transfer of Thomas Drummond from 5th U.S. Cavalry to Lieut. Col. of Iowa regiment

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Title

18. Endorsement of Lincoln for transfer of Thomas Drummond from 5th U.S. Cavalry to Lieut. Col. of Iowa regiment

Subject

United States. Army -- Officers -- Selection and appointment

Description

Abraham Lincoln's endorsement of a request to transfer Lieutenant Thomas Drummond from the 5th U.S. Cavalry to an Iowa regiment, elsehwere identified as the 4th Iowa Cavalry, as a Lieutenant Colonel. Autograph Endorsement Signed.

Date

1861-12-14

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

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Digital Reproduction Information

Original scanned at 600 dpi w/ sRGB color space.

Repository

State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines

Repository Collection

Special Collections: Abraham Lincoln Collection

Digital item created

9/29/2008

Transcription

Thomas Drummond, Lieut. in 5th Cavalry, was appointed last April from civil life, & without military education. The governor of Iowa now wishes to appoint him Lieut. Col. of a regiment of volunteers. Senator Harlen wishes it done, and if the Sec. of War & Adjt. General, deem it admirable, consistent with the public service, let it be done. A. Lincoln Dec. 14. 1861