John A. McClernand to Richard Yates

Title

John A. McClernand to Richard Yates

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1861-11-02

Rights

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

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

502307

Transcription

Brigade Head Quarters.

Camp Cairo, Nov. 2nd 1861.

His Excellency

Richd Yates

Govr &c.

Sir:

Lt Col. Harrington of the 27th Ill. Reg. has heard with much interest of your purpose to organize an artillery regiment.

He has the advantage of military instruction at West Point and of experience in the field, and [illegible] is an active and dilligent soldier. He would accept the command of the proposed regiment and I think the public service would be promoted by giving it to him. I would be much gratified if you should find it consistent with your sense of public Duty to do so.

Yours respectfully

John A. MClernand


John A. McClernand

Cairo, Nov 2, 61.

Recommending Lt Col Harrington

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

2

Citation

“John A. McClernand to Richard Yates,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed July 16, 2019, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/2455.