PRINTED LETTER FROM POMEROY TO ABRAHAM LINCOLN, JUNE 29, 1863, RECOMMENDING THAT COLONEL JOHN S. CLARK BE PROMOTED TO BRIGADIER GENERAL.

Auburn, N.Y. 1863. Broadside, 8" x 12-1/4". Very Good.

Congressman Pomeroy of Auburn, who represented New York in Congress during the Civil War years and early Reconstruction, has high praise for Colonel Clark, serving on the staff of General Banks and recently wounded in the advance on Port Hudson. In the earliest days of the War during the Baltimore disorders, he "mingled during the day and following night with the populace and rioters, gathered all possible information and on the following morning returned to Washington and laid the information before the military authorities. Communications with Annapolis being cut off, he accepted the hazardous position of bearer of dispatches from the War Department to Gen'l Butler, and of the seventeen messengers sent on that mission, was the only one who succeeded in reaching his destination without arrest, and that was accomplished only by a night march on foot of twenty-five miles in a country with which he was unfamiliar, and by swimming the Patuxent, within sound of the voices of the enemies sentinels."
OCLC 768761257 [1- Allen Cy Pub. Lib.] as of January 2019. Item #35588

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