• Letter to Abraham Lincoln from Arthur O. Brickman

    This letter was written by Arthur O. Brickman to Abraham Lincoln regarding his appointment as Chaplain to First Maryland Regiment of Cavalry. Brickman had been elected to this role, but, due to circumstances, was not mustered. He had been serving in this role unofficially, and is requesting that Lincoln appoint him to the role. Brickman refers to other men involved in this issue, including Major General John A. Dix and General Simon Cameron. Brickman also describes his pro-Union activ…