[With Jas Y. Cory letter 12/7/64]
State of Illinois
Springfield Dec. 12th 1864.
The authority to assign these men to the 65th Regt can only come from the War Department. Col Oakes has no power to make the assignment.
Please let me know if application is to be made.
Cory James [G?]
Waukegan Dec. 7th 64
Wauk men assigned to 65th Ills Regt from D'ft Rendezvous --