(it is (requested)? to get a discharge)
13 Dec 1864
Hospital No 1 Nasvill
Ten Word D Dec 16 (66?)
Govener of the State of Illinois I want to ask you a favor which I would like to hav you to do for me I want you to giv me a tranfer to the invalid corps at Chicago Ills. to the 8 regt. Capt Tracy Company eight regt I hav a gunshot wound in the rite arm which disabels me from field duty tha will put me in hear. when I can't serv in the field I dont whant to serv hear I want to serv in my own state I belong to the Co I 26th regt Ills VV Inf pleas anser this John H Fitzgerald direct yore letter to Hospital No 1 Ward D Nasvill Ten
Fitzgeral John H.
Co "I" 26th Ill Vols
Hosp'l No 1 Ward D
Wants to be transfered to Capt. Tracy's comp'y 8th Reg't Vet. Res. Corps Chicago.