Corinth Miss July 26, 1862
Sir With this I send you a letter from Genl Buford recommending my promotion as Col. of one of the new Regts.
I am in rect of letters from S B Floyd & Jno M Raum of Golconda Ill who desire respectively to Lt Col. & Maj of one of the new Regts, they are both men of extreme influence and good qualifications & I have no hesitation in saying would make good officers. The Army here is resting upon its arms and will no doubt so remain for two months
I believe I can better serve the Country by raising a new Regt during that time & would like to have Messrs
Floyd & Raum with me.
I therefore respectfully request the appointment. But however it may be with myself, I urge upon your kind consideration their claims for the positions they seek. I feel sure they would reflect honor upon the State & Country.
My recent promotion is a mark of your Confidence for which I shall ever feel grateful
I have the honor to be
Yr obt Sevt
Green B Raum
And Sept 22 62
Green B. Raum
Major 56th Ills.
Corinth July 26, 62.
Encloses a letter from Gen Buford recommending his appointment to the Colonelcy of one of the new Regiments.
Writes also in behalf of Mess Floyd and Jno M. Raum of Pope Co. who desire apptnts respectively as Lt Col. & Major. Thinks he could do more for the Country in raising a new Regiment, than where he now is. and would like to have the Mess F. & R associated with him.