Napoleon B. Buford to William Butler

Title

Napoleon B. Buford to William Butler

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1861-07-29

Rights

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

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

500596

Transcription

Chicago. July 29. 1861.

Hon: Wm Butler

Dear sir. I, this day, send to the Gov: of Illinois, some papers for Sec: of Tres: S.P. Chase: the Sec: of War; & our senators & representatives at Washington I request him to give me the command of a Regiment.

I would have tried to enter the service, [illegible] but for pressing engagements which are now, mostly settled. I received a military education at West Point, I held a commission in the Artillery for eight years.

I shall be glad if you will tell the Governor, what you think of my qualifications.

Your friend

N.B. Buford


Lucretia P Wood

N.B. Buford

July 29th 1861.

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

2

Citation

“Napoleon B. Buford to William Butler,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed July 16, 2019, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/1595.