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61. Petition of XVI Army Corps officers to Lincoln on promotion of Gen. Grenville M. Dodge to major general

  • 61. Petition of XVI Army Corps officers to Lincoln on promotion of Gen. Grenville M. Dodge to major general
  • 61. Petition of XVI Army Corps officers to Lincoln on promotion of Gen. Grenville M. Dodge to major general
  • 61. Petition of XVI Army Corps officers to Lincoln on promotion of Gen. Grenville M. Dodge to major general
  • 61. Petition of XVI Army Corps officers to Lincoln on promotion of Gen. Grenville M. Dodge to major general
  • 61. Petition of XVI Army Corps officers to Lincoln on promotion of Gen. Grenville M. Dodge to major general
  • 61. Petition of XVI Army Corps officers to Lincoln on promotion of Gen. Grenville M. Dodge to major general
  • 61. Petition of XVI Army Corps officers to Lincoln on promotion of Gen. Grenville M. Dodge to major general
  • 61. Petition of XVI Army Corps officers to Lincoln on promotion of Gen. Grenville M. Dodge to major general
  • 61. Petition of XVI Army Corps officers to Lincoln on promotion of Gen. Grenville M. Dodge to major general
  • 61. Petition of XVI Army Corps officers to Lincoln on promotion of Gen. Grenville M. Dodge to major general
  • 61. Petition of XVI Army Corps officers to Lincoln on promotion of Gen. Grenville M. Dodge to major general
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Title

61. Petition of XVI Army Corps officers to Lincoln on promotion of Gen. Grenville M. Dodge to major general

Description

Petition to Abraham Lincoln from 224 officers of the XVI Army Corps division stationed in Corinth, Mississippi requesting the promotion of Brigadier General Grenville M. Dodge to major general. August 8, 1863. Dodge commanded the division, which performed garrison duty in Tennessee during and immediately following Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's successful Siege of Vicksburg campaign. Copy.

Date

1863-08-08

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

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

Corinth, Mississippi, August 8th 1863 To His Excellency Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States. Sir, We, the undersigned officers of the Sixteenth Army Corps, would most respectfully call your attention to the claims and merits of Brigadier General G. M. [Grenville Mellen] Dodge for promotion. We make the request because we know the General to be fully capable of performing the duties of and to be deserving of the position of Major General. We can all testify to his skill and bravery in action, having seen him tried in some of the hardest contested Battlefields in the South West. We would therefore again ask for that promotion, which we all know your Excellency designs bestowing upon meritorious officers. Very Respectfully, Your Most Obedient Servants, [244 officers from Iowa, Missouri, Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan units]