Collection identifier: 720
Extent: 2.0 items
Scope and Contents: Stephen A. Hurlbut was a noted Illinois politician and Civil War general who later served as the first commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic and as minister to Colombia and Peru. Writing on July 17 and Sept. 25, 1871, to David A. Phillips, the Provost-Marshal for Southern Illinois, Hurlbut comments on the 1872 election, the state of the Republican Party,, and his perceived mistreatment by the Chicago Tribune. Professor Jack Nortrup donated photocopies of the letters to the Library in 1971.