Camp Clear Creek.
Near Corinth Miss Aug 15th 1862
His excellency Richard Yates
Governor of the State of Illinois
Sir having understood that it is your desire and intention to reward those soldiers, who have, by a faithful and cheerful discharge of the hard and unpleasant duties, which soldiers. in the field, are subjected to, proven themselves worthy of promotion, I take pleasure in recommending to your favorable notice Private John G. Wright Co. A. First Battalion Yates Sharp Shooters. Ill Volunteers. Mr Wright has, on all occasions, shown himself to be an exempliary young man, patriotic, brave, discrete, temperate and faithful, without a murmur, in the discharges of every duty both in Camp and in the face of the enemy, won the high esteem of each member of his Company and the admiration of both his Company and Regimental Officers.
His military quallifications are more than ordinary and his ability in the discharge of any kind of business is worthy of mention.
He is, in my opinion, surely worthy of a Lieutenants Commission and as he has a family to support
I sincerely hope, that, if you can find it consistant with your duties and agreeable with your feelings you will give the foregoing a reasonable consideration.
I have the honor to be Very respectfully,
Your Obedient Servant
J C Cameron 1st Lt Comdg Co "A. 1st Batt Y.S.S. Ill Vol
His Excellency Richard Ytes
Governor of Illinois.
Head Quarters Yates S.S. Ill. Vol.
Priv. John G.
Co "A" Yates Sharp Shooters Ill. Vol.
Approved and respectfully forwarded.
I very earnestly reccomend the above to your favorable notice for promotion.
Capt Commdg Yates S.S.
Yates 'Sharp Shooters:
Lt. J.C. Cameron,
Co. Yates S. Shooters.
Camp Clear Creek,
Near Corinth, Miss.
Ansd Sept 17.
Recommending Private Jno. G. Wright Co. A. to a Lieutenants Commission