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Bingham, Henry Harrison (1841-1912) to Henry Clark Corbin

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02382.128 Author/Creator: Bingham, Henry Harrison (1841-1912) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 19 January 1884 Pagination: 1

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.

People: Corbin, Henry Clark, 1842-1909.
Bingham, Henry Harrison, 1841-1912.
Hunt, Henry Jackson, 1819-1889.

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Keywords/Subjects: Congress, Union General, Law, Soldier's Pay, Pension

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