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

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


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


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.




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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.