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Title: Request for Hubbard's Promotion
HDQRS. FIRST DIV., DETACHMENT ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,
Smith's "Guerrillas" A nickname for troops commanded by Major General A.J. Smith, who signed this letter. again did a noble work yesterday, not the least portion of which is due the First Division. I respectfully ask, as an act of justice and honor fairly won, that Col. W.L. McMillen, Ninety-fifth Regiment Ohio Infantry Volunteers, Col. L.F. Hubbard, Fifth Regiment Minnesota Infantry Volunteers, commanding the First and Second brigades respectively, be appointed brigadier generals, The President had the authority to promote and reward soldiers with higher ranks if they had performed well in battle and were good leaders. also Col. S.G. Hill, Thirty-fifth Regiment Iowa Infantry Volunteers,who commanded the Third Brigade, and was killed while gallantly charging the enemy's works, I would recommend to be gazetted Announced in an official publication. as brigadier general.
I heartily concur Agree. in the recommendation of General McArthur and respectfully request the appointments may be made.
I witnessed the assault on the enemy's works Fortifications and battle lines of the Confederate soldiers. conducted by the above named officers and unhesitatingly commend them for their gallant bearing.
GEO. H. THOMAS,
Permitted by Telegraph, J.D. Webster, Mngr.