William H. Greenwood to Richard Yates

Title

William H. Greenwood to Richard Yates

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1861-06-20

Rights

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum holds all rights and permissions.

Language

en

Identifier

500451

Transcription

Galesburg Knox Co. Ill June 20th 61

Dear Sir

Inclosed I send you a letter of introduction sent to by the Hon T. J. Henderson.

At this time that I intended to visit your City important business called me to Iowa and I returned from there to this place only last evening. As it is rumored here that there is to be another call for volunteers I hasten to report myself to you.

I graduated at the Norwich University of Vermont in 1852 at which time I was considered well posted in military discillin by the faculty. Since that time I have been employed by railroad companies as an engineer most of the time. I have payed no attention to military tactics, and of course I am pretty rusty, but I hope I am like a good weapon, haveing lost none of my temper by a little rust.

I should like to be with a corps of engineers as I am better prepared for that than for any other department, but I am ready to go where I can be of the most service. My adress until the first of Aug. will be Yates City Knox Co. Ill. after which a letter sent to this place--Galesburg Knox Co Ill.--will be forwared to me wherever my business


may call me

Yours Truly

Wm H. Greenwood

To His Exy R Yates

Governor of Ills.

W. H Greenwood

asking appointment

Answd.

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

2

Citation

“William H. Greenwood to Richard Yates,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed October 18, 2019, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/1450.