PERSONAL. – Ira M. Gifford and Dr. L. J. Centre, of Iowa, arrived at the Sherman House last evening. These gentleman have been constituted by Gov. Kirkwood a commission to proceed to Pittsburg Landing to look after the sick and wounded of the Iowa soldiers. No better soldiers have been sent to the battle field than those from Iowa, and we are glad to witness the interest which the excellent Governor of the State takes in their welfare.
– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Friday Morning, May 16, 1862, p. 1