John Ergenbright to Richard Yates

Title

John Ergenbright to Richard Yates

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1864-12-16

Rights

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

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

513868

Transcription

With Marion Hale letter 12/19/64

Edinburgh Ind. Dec. 16 1864

His Excellency, Richard Yates, Gov. of the State of Ills,

Dear Sir I am requested by the widow of the late Dr S B. Munger. deceased. to write you regarding his pay for Services in the Army of the U S Commencing about the first of June '61 - and ending about the first of November following - in the army of the Potomac - as an Assistant Sergeon of the first Californian Regiment under Command of the lamented Col. Baker. And again as a volunteer Sergeon in the


40th Illinois Reg. Vet Vol.. from the first of May last until the first of September last The poor widow Says She heard the Doctor remark that, there was a Small amount due him from the Government and that was all he evere Expected to get unless your Excellency gave him Something as a Volunteer Surgeon - The widow is a fine good woman, with three Small Children. and Very little means of Support Consequently is very desirous, of knowing, whether there is any thing due the Doctor that She could get to add to the comfort of her little ones. She Says that the Doctor Claimed that there was Something due him for his Services first Spoken of and that She thought the Doctor


had had Some correspondence with you in regard to it

The Doctor came home from the Army (where he was doing duty as Division Surgeon of the first Division 13th Army Corpse) about the 20th of August last, and lingered until the 20th of October when he died of Chronic Dioreah - The widow has no papers that will give any light on the matter in question hence this refference to your Excellency

Please oblige her with an answer

Yours Most Truly

John Ergenbright, Administrator of the Estate of Dr. S B. Munger

Edinburgh P. O. Ind

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

3

Citation

“John Ergenbright to Richard Yates,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed December 2, 2020, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/19080.