Watter B. Scates to Richard Yates

Title

Watter B. Scates to Richard Yates

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1864-05-09

Rights

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

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

507581

Transcription

New York City May 9th 1864

His Excellency

Richd Yates

Sir

The President has been kind enough to relieve me from duty with the 13th Army Corps. I am on my way to Washington to report in obedience to orders.

I know not what position may be assigned me - but I am very much inclined to ask a Command.

I had the honor to address you a note from N. Orleans inquiring if you could give me a suitable command. May I inquire if the organization of the 20,000 men to be raised for 100 days will be organized into brigades - or only into Regiments? Allow me to ask your Excellency if I can have one of these Regiments - if nothing preferable is to be had? The earliest reply by telegram to Washington - care Judge Trumbull - will be highly appreciated


I have the honor to be

Your Most Obt Servt

Walter B. Scates


Lt Col. W. B. Scates

New York May 9th 64

Having been relieved from duty in 13th A. C he wants command of one of 100 day Regts or a Brigade if possible

Write him carefullly explaining why could not give him command of 100 day Regts -

That I stand ready to give him my humble influence for anything he wants &c

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

3

Citation

“Watter B. Scates to Richard Yates ,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed December 1, 2020, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/15957.