John Beatty to Abraham Lincoln

Title

John Beatty to Abraham Lincoln

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1863-10-08

Rights

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum holds all rights and permissions.

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

503944

Transcription

Copy

Head Quarters 1st Brig, 2nd Div. 14th A.C.

Chattanooga, October 8th 1863.

To the President of the United States,

Sir,

I have the honor to recommend that Capt Lyman Bridges, of Bridges Battery Ills Light Arty be brevetted Major, in accordance with act of Congress, as published in Genl Order, War Dept, No. 73, Current Series, for gallant and meritorious conduct, at the battles of "Chicamauga", Sept 19th and 20th 1863.

His Battery served with my Brigade, and did signal service, in both engagements. On the 19th it drove the rebel batteries from the field with heavy loss, after an action of three hours.

On the 20th, the Battery moved with my brigade, to the Extreme left and front of the 14th Army Corps, took four positions, by my orders, and remained upon the field, checking the enemy, until two regiments of my brigade, which were in a very critical


position, could be withdrawn, and saved from capture.

Captain Bridges maintained his position, until the line upon my right, had fallen back, and he was ordered by me to retire to another position.

Very Respectfully

Your Obt Servant

(signed) Jno Beatty

Brig Genl

U.S.V.

(see endorsement)


Head Quarters

Dept of the Cumberland

Chattanooga Tenn

Dec. 26th 1863

Respectfully forwarded and Recommended

(signed) Geo. H Thomas

Maj. Genl. U.S.V.

Comdg

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

3

Citation

“John Beatty to Abraham Lincoln,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed November 20, 2018, http://chroniclingillinois.org/items/show/7323.