Thursday, November 10, 2011

Complimentary To Iowa Courage

The gallant General Charles F. Smith, of Pennsylvania, in a recent letter to Hon. J. W. Grimes, the able Senator from Iowa, thanking him for his voluntary and eloquent support of his claims for promotion, says, in complimenting the State pride of the Senator:

“It affords me the greatest pleasure to add, that although all the Iowa regiments behaved creditably, the behavior of the Second regiment during the assault of the 15th was as fine an exhibition of soldierly conduct as it has ever been my fortune to witness.” – Forney’s Press.

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Friday Morning, April 4, 1862, p. 2

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