23. Iowa Adj. Gen. Nathaniel B. Baker to Lincoln on promotion for S.M. Preston

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Title

23. Iowa Adj. Gen. Nathaniel B. Baker to Lincoln on promotion for S.M. Preston

Subject

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

Description

Letter from Iowa Adjutant General Nathaniel B. Baker to Abraham Lincoln recommending promotion for S.M. Preston, Assistant Adjutant General at the Headquarters Department of the Mississippi, St. Louis. July 10, 1862. Copy.

Date

1862-07-10

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

State Archives of Iowa: Record Group 101 (Adjutant General)

Digital item created

11/5/2008

Transcription

Clinton, 1862 July 10th His Excellency[,] The President of the United States Sir, Having by personal observation become acquainted with the laborious duties devolving upon the officers in charge of the Hd Qrs Dept of the Mississippi at St. Louis, Mo., I cheerfully bear testimony of the faithfulness & efficiency with which Capt S.M. Preston, Asst. Adjt. Genl has discharged the labors devolving upon him & take great pleasure in recommending him as a capable & accomplished officer, whose promotion would be but a simple act of justice. Most Resp[ectfully], y[ou]r ob[edien]t serv[an]t, N.B. Baker, Adjt. Genl. Of Iowa Sent to Capt Preston[,] St. Louis, Mo.