with John Macon Loomis 7/22/61
with R. S. Wilson letter 7/18/61
with Carlos Haven 7/20/61
Illinois State Penitentiary
Joliet July 17th 1861
Hon: Richd: Yates
I have the pleasure of introducing to your favorable consideration Mr Robert A Gilmore of Chicago.
A young man of sterling integrity, of first rate business habits, and of unexceptionable moral character.
Mr Gilmore seeks an appointment in the Ill Volunteers. I have known him long and well and know that he will not aspire to a position that he is not fully competent to fill. H has been engaged in the service of the Rock Island Rail Road Co for several years to their entire satisfaction.
If you can consistently comply his wishes, you will confer a personal favor upon me.
Truly Yours &
Ira A M Back
Application for position in Army.
Robert A Gilmore