John H. Winder Compiled Service Record, M331, National Archives
Apl 17, 1863
Hon. Sec. of War,
Senator Hill and myself, three or four days ago, joined in a recommendation to the President, to confer on Genl. Winder the rank of Major General.
The President replied that he had referred our communication to the Secretary of War.
Feeling a deep interest in the matter, Mr. Hill unites with me, in asking you to consider it favorably, and as soon as you can.
The session is drawing to a close, and we are very anxious to have the nomination sent in before we adjourn.
Yr obt Svt
Herschel V. Johnson