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Collection Reference Number GLC02494.09
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1838 
Title Winfield Scott to James W. Abert about increasing the corps of topographical engineers
Date 20 April 1838
Author Scott, Winfield (1786-1866)  
Recipient Abert, James W.  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Memorandum regarding increasing the Corps of Topographical Engineers written to Colonel Abert as Secretary of War Joel Poinsett is in poor health. Also includes an introduction and recommendation for Charles Dimmock, a retired soldier looking to re-enlist.
Subjects Government and Civics  Military History  Health and Medical  Letter of Introduction or Recommendation  
People Scott, Winfield (1786-1866)  Abert, James William (1820-1897)  Dimmock, Charles (1800-1863)  Poinsett, Joel Roberts (1779-1851)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme The Mexican War; Health & Medicine; Science, Technology, Invention
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859