[With K.H. Fell letter 4/30/64]
Bloommigton Ills Apr. 30, 1864
Gov of Illinois
I would respectfully state that I am at present 1st Lieut & Adjt. of the 1st Regt. Engrs. Mo. Vols. I enlisted in this regment from McLean County in this state in Sept. 1861. I served as Sergt. Major till Jany 62 when I was appointed Regimental Qr. Mr. I served in this last position till July 1862, when I was appointed to my present grade. I have been in active service since my enlistment. My object in addressing you at this time is for the purpose of procuring a transfer to some Illinois regiment. Being a resident of Illinois I desire to serve my country in my own State organizations. I must state here however that I have taken a great deal of pride & interest in my present regiment and in what I may say or do to procure the transfer asked for here, I do not wish to disparage that noble body of men. Should you think favorably of
my case I wish you to bear in mind that I wish to be transferred in a higher grade-a field officer position. I flatter myself capable of doing good service to my country in this last named grade. Should you desire testimonials from the Army I should be able to furnish them if you require-If I cannot be appointed to some of these new regiments-100 day men-now organizing, I desire you to consider my case & if I can be appointed to an old regiment I would accept the appointment.
With very high respect
I am Sir your most obdt sevt
Haynes E. Hudson
1st Lieut Adjt 1st Engr Regt. Mo. Vols. (late Bissells)
P.S. I have neglected to name the arm of service I desire to be transferred to. I will state that I prefer the infantry arm. My address till May 15th will be at this place. H.E.H.
Hudson, Lieut. Haynes, E.
April 30, 1864
Has served from 1861 in the 1st Regt. Enr Mo. Vols in which he enlisted from McLean Co. Ills and been advanced to his present position of Lieut. Desires a transfer to the Ills Service with Rank of Field Officer for the 100 days call.
Answer Fell fully [P&O?]
Hudson called at Executive office and I explained fully why Gov could not appt as recommended by Mr. Fell.