“DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, GENERAL LAND OFFICE, LEWISTON, IDAHO, November 5, 1906.
GENERAL GRENVILLE M. DODGE, Council Bluffs, Iowa:
MY DEAR GENERAL: — Your letter of October 17th, 1906, in reference to the meeting of the Army of the Tennessee at Council Bluffs, was duly received, and I took the liberty of having it published, thinking it would reach some that were eligible to membership, up in this Northwestern country.
I am truly and sadly sorry that I am unable to be with you. The pleasant time I had when the Society met at Council Bluffs, in 1893 comes back fresh to my mind. That was a splendid meeting, and I am sure this one will be just as enjoyable.
Please remember me especially to General Howard, General Grant, Captain Eugene F. Ware, Mrs. Logan and your daughter.
Mrs. Perkins joins me in best wishes and kind regards.
Thanking you for your kind letter, I am,
Most sincerely yours,
Report of the Proceedings of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, Vol. 36, by Society of the Army of the Tennessee, 1907, page 66