Friday, October 30, 2009

The grand jury of the United States court . . .

. . . for the western district of Virginia have sent a memorial to the President of the United States, asking that Gen. Rosecrans be made a Major General. They state that in the discharge of his duties, as a commander of the department of Western Virginia, he has not only proved himself a skillful and accomplished soldier, “but a man possessing rare qualifications in the difficult task of restoring to our people the ordinary and peaceful operations of our civil government and laws, and that his promotion having been earned by meritorious service and good conduct, it is due to the General and the Government, and will be hailed by the people of Western Virginia as the just and suitable reward of an officer who has won for himself their most grateful admiration and warm personal regard.”

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, April 26, 1862, p. 2

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