60. Justice John F. Dillon to Lincoln on promotion of Brig. Gen. Grenville M. Dodge to major general

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Title

60. Justice John F. Dillon to Lincoln on promotion of Brig. Gen. Grenville M. Dodge to major general

Subject

United States. Army -- Officers -- Selection and appointment; Dodge, Grenville Mellen, 1831-1916

Description

Letter from John F. Dillon (Iowa District Court, Davenport, Iowa) to Abraham Lincoln recommending promotion of Brigadier General Grenville M. Dodge to major general. August 3, 1863. Dillon was a prominent Iowa jurist and future Iowa Supreme Court justice. Dodge, a Council Bluffs, Iowa resident, commanded the District of the Mississippi. Copy.

Date

1863-08-03

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: Grenville M. Dodge Papers

Digital item created

11/5/2008

Transcription

Davenport, Iowa. August 3rd [18]63 Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States: With great cordiality and earnestness, I write in the movement to secure the promotion of Brig. General G. M. Dodge, of Iowa, to a Major Generalship of Volunteers. He was among the first to enter the service in this State. No officer in the service from Iowa has acquired more just and deserved distinctions; none has been more faithful, and I may and should add, more useful and efficient. His great experience, his sleepless vigilance, his unconquerable energy, and above all, his solid judgment and great practical talents render him not only a safe, but a successful commander. No promotion would so much gratify the loyal portion of the people of Iowa. With great regard, Your ob[edien]t serv[an]t Jno. F. Dillon, Dist. Court