HARRY FOOTE HODGES (1860-1929), US Army officer. Served in the Spanish-American War and with the AEF in WW I. Also served as engineer in charge of locks, dams, and regulating works on the Canal, 1907. Autograph Letter Signed. Washington, D.C. March 21, 1915. 2 pp 5" x 8". On "War Department Office of the Chief of Engineers" letterhead to a Mr. Wheeler as he is about to command the North Atlantic Coast Artillery district:
"...Thank you many times for your note of congratulation. It was very welcome. Of course we are greatly pleased with the promotion and circumstances surrounding it, albeit it takes me away from my engineering duties. We go shortly to Fort Fulton, at Willets Point, where I am to command the North Atlantic Coast Artillery district, extending along the coast to include Portland, Me. and the Southern entrance to New York Harbor. The news you give of David is rather startling. We hope most sincerely that his service will prove of benefit to himself, as it will to others, and that he will suffer nothing in person from his effort to be of help." Mounting traces to last empty page. Very Good.