M. Vic Hotchkiss to Richard Yates

Title

M. Vic Hotchkiss to Richard Yates

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1862-04-03

Rights

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

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

501517

Transcription

Peoria Ill

April 3rd 1862

Gov. Richard Yates

Dear Sir

At the battle of Lexington Mo, I, being a member of the 1st Reg. of Ill. Cav. lost a horse, which I, in common with the other members of the Reg. furnished at my own expense. Being wounded in that battle, I was unfit for service when the Reg. was reformed, but reported myself at St Louis and received my final discharge.

I have tried every means within my knowledge to procure pay for my horse which was appraised at Quincy by Capt. J. C. Davis, at $100.00 (one hundred dollars)

Not being able to receive any


information in regard to the pay, or means of procuring it, from either officers of the Reg. or any other source, I have as a last resource applied to you for information on the subject.

Hoping that you will not consider my addressing you, as impertinant, I remain

Very Respectfully

Your Obt. Servant

M. Vic Hotchkiss

To His Excellency

Hon. Richard Yates


1st Cavalry

M. Vic Hotckiss

Peoria. Apl 3/62

How can I get pay for my horse killed at the battle of Lexington Mo.

Gen. Fuller

I desire to give Hotchkiss the best information I can. Please have a letter prepared for me to sign & oblige R Y

[illegible] ansd

Apr 22d

Recd A.G.O. Apl 5/62

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

3

Citation

“M. Vic Hotchkiss to Richard Yates,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed October 22, 2019, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/3431.