John H. Winder Compiled Service Record, M331, National Archives

Richmond, Va.
Apl 17, 1863

Hon. Sec. of War,

Dear Sir:

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.

Very Respectfully,
Yr obt Svt
Herschel V. Johnson

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