Summary of Content: Bingham, a United States Representative from Pennsylvania, responds to a request from Corbin (refer to GLC02382.124). Indicates that he will support a bill that would grant Brevet Major General Henry Jackson Hunt, Colonel retired, the rank of Major General on the retired list. States ”I will look into the legislation proposed and as I now understand the question see no reason why it should not pass.” Bingham served as Union Brevet Brigadier General and was awarded the medal of honor for the Wilderness Campaign.
Background: Hunt, who had been Chief of the Artillery for the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War, served as Governor of the Soldiers Home in Washington, D.C. from 1883 until his death. Corbin served in the Civil and Spanish American Wars.