M. S. Barnes to Richard Yates

Title

M. S. Barnes to Richard Yates

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1864-05-08

Rights

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

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

507575

Transcription

Rock Island, May 8, 1864

Governor

Sir

This will be handed you by Mr. W. G. Gardener, who asks that the disability resting upon him in consequence of being dismissed the Service in 1862 may be removed. I knew Mr. Gardner and some of the circumstances which caused his dismissal, and have reason to believe that he was unjustly dealt with. Even after Mr. G was dismissed he remained in the Service for some six months without pay and took part in the battle of Pea Ridge and rendered efficient service.

He desires again to enter the service, and in order to do so the


disability caused by his dismissal would have to be removed. I am satisfied that Mr. G.'s is one of those cases which was hurried through a court martial without proper thought or consideration.

In aiding him I believe a simple act of justice would be done a good officer.

I am, Governor,

Very respectfully

Yr obt servt

M.S. Barnes


Barnes M S

Rock Island

May 8 1864

Wishes disability removed in case of Mr Gardener who had been dismissed from service -

Letter to Sec of War requesting removal of disability - Enclosing recommendation of Genl Curtis

June 9 1864 on personal direction of Govr

Loomis

ADC

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

3

Citation

“M. S. Barnes to Richard Yates ,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed December 1, 2020, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/15951.