|Scope & Content
Letter addressed to James B. Witherell from the acting Secretary of War on September 25, 1860, informing him that the President of the United States has promoted him to the rank of First Lieutenant in the Second Regiment of Cavalry of Fort Inge, Texas, vice for Joseph H. McArthur. This service is written to take effect on June 28, 1860. The final printed line states: Acknowledge the receipt of this letter to the Adjutant General. There is a United States seal in the top left corner.