General Delos Bennet Sacket
General Delos Bennet Sacket
Delos Sacket. The baby is probably his daughter Eliza, born 1872.
Colonel Sackett (seated center) with Colonel Albert V. Colburn and General John Sedgwick in Harrison's Landing, Virginia, during the Peninsula Campaign, 1862.
Brigadier General Delos B Sacket, Inspector-General, United States Army
Colonel Delos B. Sackett (far left) with President Lincoln, George B. McClellan, and other officers at the Battle of Antietam, 1862.
Letter Delos Sacket to Col Rodenbough, 31 Mar 1874, p1
Letter Delos Sacket to Col Rodenbough, 31 Mar 1874, p2-3
Letter Delos Sacket to Col Rodenbough, 31 Mar 1874, p4

Transcript of letter, Delos Sacket to Col Rodenbough

1511 [Quince] st
Phila, Penn
March 31, 1874

My dear Colonel
On my return home from a tour of duty a few days since, I found your letter, which had been forwarded here from Washington. I wrote to General Marcy, enclosing [parts] your letter to me. He writes me as follows: “Yours of yesterday inclosing a note from Col. Rodenbough has been received. I shall be very happy to afford him any facilities he may desire for collecting information concerning the 2d Cav, but I doubt if he would find much material of interest for the book he is to publish. All the Inspection reports prior to 1863 are in the Adjutant General’s office.” He does not say anything about the jokes but I know Marcy will gladly aid you in any way he can. If I could write out a joke or even think of ones good enough to write out [I] would try to do so. When I try to think of ones I can never [remember them]. I trust your labors on your history are about at an end, as you have been at work upon it for a good long time. I wish you all kinds of good success.
Yours very truly
D. B. Sacket

Col. Rodenbough
#4 Broad st N.Y.