52. Iowa Gov. Samuel J. Kirkwood to Lincoln on military governorship of Arkansas

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52. Iowa Gov. Samuel J. Kirkwood to Lincoln on military governorship of Arkansas


United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Political aspects; Arkansas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 ; Strong, William Kerley, 1805-1867


Letter from Iowa Governor Samuel J. Kirkwood to Abraham Lincoln recommending Brigadier General George C. Strong for military governorship of Arkansas. February 5, 1863. Copy.




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St. Louis[,] Mo. February 5th 1863 His Excellency the President I am informed there will probably be a change in the Military Governorship of Arkansas and in my judgement [sic] such change is desirable. Should this be done the name of Brig. Gen. [William K.] Strong has been suggested as that of a proper person to fill the vacancy. I very cordially endorse this suggestion. Gen. Strong is an unconditional Union man and a hearty and earnest supporter of your administration and policy. Permit me to express my profound conviction that neither your administration nor policy can result honorably and successfully to the country, & yourself unless your subordinates earnestly support the one and the other. Very Respectfully Your Ob[edien]t Serv[an]t[,] Samuel J. Kirkwood