Milton E. Worrell to Francis A. Hoffman

Title

Milton E. Worrell to Francis A. Hoffman

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1862-09-28

Rights

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

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

506391

Transcription

Quincy Sept 28th 1862.

Francis A Hoffman

Lt. Governor

Springfield Ill.

Sir.

Your letter and enclosure are before me. The Allotments for the 26th Regt Ill Volunteers were received by me, from the pay-department, on the 10th of September, together with Allotments of other Regiments, all of which were distributed between that time and the 14th, as rapidly as two clerks could make out drafts for each individual Allotment.

The delay in payments is in the hands of the pay department, and I am assured by the paymasters that it is unavoidable.

I wish to call your attention to the claims of the 78th Regiment now near Louisville Ky, who were moved without receiving their Bounty.


I have been with them and from personal acquaintance with the circumstances of some and the complaints of others I am satisfied that a large number have left their families without a dollar upon which to subsist.

When in Louisville I called on the Officer at the head of bounty claims asking that the Regiment be paid

The answer received was that "If payments are made to Ill. troops it it would be to the detriment of the interests of Kentucky troops," and he declined to pay

My application to him was made by request of Col Bennison, who also Telegraphed to Gov Yates at Springfield on the subject but had not received any answer when I left.

If our State Authorities do not urge it; now that the regiment is in the field this will not get their Bounty for months.

Very Respectfully

Your Obt Servt

Milton E. Worrell

Allotment Commissioner Ill Vols


Milton E. Worrell

Allotment Com

Quincy Sept 28 62

In answer to letter about allotments of 26th Regts. Says they wer distributed Sept 10. Says 78th Regiment did not get their bounty before they left.

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Acknowledge receipt and tell him that Cap Chs Hughes had orders to pay Regiment before it left Quincy and neglected to do so, has been reported to War Dept and Col of Reg has been written H

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

3

Citation

“Milton E. Worrell to Francis A. Hoffman,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed January 26, 2021, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/5649.