Head Quarters 1st Division
Attachment Army of the Tenn.
Near Nashville Dec 17th 1864
President United States
“Smith Guerillas” again did a noble work yesterday not the least portion of which is due to the 1st Division – I respectfully ask as an act of justice and honor fairly won that Col W.L. McMillan 95th Ohio Infantry and Col L. F. Hubbard 5th Minnesota Infantry Commanding 1st & 2nd Brigades respectively be appointed Brigadier General. Also Col. S. G. Hill 35th Iowa Infantry who commanded the 3rd Brigade and was killed while gallantly charging the enemy’s works. I respectfully recommend be gazetted a Brigadier General
This is a true copy of Telegram sent by me. It was also endorsed and earnestly recommended by Major Generals Smith and Thomas the original of which is in the Telegraph Office at Nashville Tenn.