General Rosecrans Sent a Letter to General J. D. Cox, Secretary of the Interior

General Jacob Dolson Cox, the 28th Governor of Ohio, was appointed Secretary of the Interior in 1869 under President Ullyses S. Grant. The appointment only lasted 19 months. After President Grant failed to back Cox up against party politicians, who thrived on the corrupt patronage system then rampant in the Interior Department, Cox resigned.

General Ward B. Burnett was a veteran of the Mexican War Rosecrans was introducing to Cox.

From the Collection of William Kavage


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