81. Iowa Adj. Gen. Nathaniel Baker to Lincoln recommending appointment of Maj. Edgar Ensign as Captain in U.S. Regular Army

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Title

81. Iowa Adj. Gen. Nathaniel Baker to Lincoln recommending appointment of Maj. Edgar Ensign as Captain in U.S. Regular Army

Subject

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

Description

Letter from Iowa Adjutant General Nathaniel B. Baker to Abraham Lincoln recommending the appointment of Major Edgar T. Ensign of the 9th Iowa Cavalry to the office of Captain with the U.S. Regular Army. March 3, 1865. Copy.

Date

1863-03-03

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

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

Digital item created

10/7/2008

Transcription

Davenport, Mar. 3rd 1865. To His Excellency Abraham Lincoln[,] President of the United States[,] Washington D. C. Sir. I most earnestly recommend to your favorable consideration for appointment as Captain in the Regular Army, Major Edgar T. Ensign of the 9th Iowa Cavalry. From the commencement of the war, Ensign has served as faithfully as any man could. He has been a Sergeant in the 2nd Iowa Infantry wounded in the charge on Fort Donaldson, one of the "bravest of the brave," promoted to 2nd Lt. then to 1st Lt. then to Captain in Co. D. wi[th] 2nd Iowa Infantry; and then promoted to the Majorship of the 9th Iowa Cavalry, he has proved himself everywhere as a brave soldier and an accomplished and efficient officer. With great respect I have the honor to be, Truly yours[,] N. B. Baker, Adjt. Genl. of Iowa