1-012 John S. Wise to Major General John R. Brooke, September 23, 1901

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press

John S. Wise to Major General John R. Brooke

September 23, 1901 New York, New York

My dear General

This will be presented to you by my young friend Geo: C. Marshall jr, who goes before your Board for examination.1 I sincerely hope he may succeed. This boy has the very highest testimonials. He was first Captain at the Va Mil: Ins: & had a good class standing. Gen: Shipp, the Supt regards him as one of the fittest pieces of food for gunpowder turned out by his mill for many years—

Commending him to your tender mercies I am

Yrs: trl

Jno: S. Wise

Document Copy Text Source: Records of the Adjutant General’s Office (RG 94), National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.

Document Type: Handwritten letter signed

1. The three-day examination for commission had originally been scheduled at Governors Island in New York Harbor in early September, but President McKinley’s assassination and funeral caused a postponement until September 23.

Recommended Citation: The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, ed. Larry I. Bland and Sharon Ritenour Stevens (Lexington, Va.: The George C. Marshall Foundation, 1981- ). Electronic version based on The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, vol. 1, “The Soldierly Spirit,” December 1880-June 1939 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981), p. 16.

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