E. C. Ingersoll to Richard Yates

Title

E. C. Ingersoll to Richard Yates

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1864-05-07

Rights

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

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

507569

Transcription

Peoria Ill May 7 1864

My dear friend

This will be handed you by Capt Edwin Stevens of the 77th Ills Infantry

Capt Stevens has served since the beginning of the war, in the 77th, with great credit & honor to himself & beside being a good officer is in every way an Estimable & worthy young man -

He is desirous of obtaining some position in one of the hundred day Regts & would like a Lieut Col if it could be had -

I am confident Capt Stevens would fill with honor & credit any position to which his military skill entitles him -

He is brave honest & deserving


of some good place -

Any little service you may see fit to favor him with in the way of enabling him to obtain what he desires will be duly appreciated & considered a great favor by me -

I am with great respect

ever yr friend

E C Ingersoll


Ingersoll E.C.

Peoria May 7 64.

Recommending Capt Stevens for position in 100 days service -

Answered May 13' 64 that War Dept would not permit 3 yrs Officers to take Commission in 100 day troops. Sent orders &c Regrets &c&c

Loomis

ADC -

Respectfully referred to Gov Yates. From my acquaintance with Capt Stevens I believe him to be a worthy Soldier and a Gentleman and shall be pleased to see something done for him -

Jefn [illegible] Dubois

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

3

Citation

“E. C. Ingersoll to Richard Yates ,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed December 5, 2020, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/15945.