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To Brigadier General John McA. Palmer
September 25, 1929 Fort Benning, Georgia
I have been having an orientation course for the instructors, two Generals as guests concurrently with five painters doing over bedrooms, 175 newly arrived student officers, and school opening today. So I have been busy.
Your three letters have been received, and I will be very glad to write to General Pershing. However, I fear that I have made an error in my reference to Chapter III. I had in mind the chapter making the presentation of Civil War characters.1
Your last note came this morning, asking about sending your manuscript to Mrs. Rinehart. I think it would be better to send her a copy of the printed book,—and without other comment than that it is with the compliments of the author and publisher. If she does not come across, then we can consider other measures for a reawakening of her interest.
I am so busy this morning that I cannot manage a longer note.
G. C. M.
Document Copy Text Source: John McA. Palmer Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Document Format: Typed letter signed.
1. Chapter XV, “Dramatis Personae,” gave vignettes of Jefferson Davis, Winfield Scott, William T. Sherman, Robert E. Lee, George S. McClellan, Thomas J. Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant, Nathan Bedford Forrest, John A. Logan, John Brown and Abraham Lincoln. (Palmer, Washington, Lincoln, Wilson, pp 165-76.)
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. 347.