S. G. Williams to Richard Yates

Title

S. G. Williams to Richard Yates

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1863-11-26

Rights

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

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

507206

Transcription

Clarksville Tenn Nov 26/63

Gov. Yates

Springfield Ill.

Dr Sir I have a son, a mere youth who left home contrary to my wishes now going on [2?] years since. He is now a prisoner at Camp Douglass in your State. He attached himself to the 10 Ky Regt & was with Genl Morgan West of the Ohio when captured I think at Buffington in July last. I saw him in Camp D in Sept He says his time was out in July last and he wishes to return Home to go to School. Can I obtain his release on such terms as I can obtain of the Comdt of this post If so please inform me so that I can comply for him Some influential Gentlemen in Chicago made application at my instance to the War Department for his release but an applications there is like dropping a pebble in the Ocean & waiting for it to come up again. Please interest yourself in my Boys behalf He will not go again into the Service as he has promised me for which I will give ample Bond.

Very Respy

S.G. Williams.

He is of 10 Ky. Co. B -- Morgans Division & [illegible] in Witnesses by name


Williams S V.

Clarkesville Tenn

Nov 26 1863.

Has a son in prison at Camp Douglas. is one of Morgan's men wishes to know if he can obtain his release.

Executive Office Dec 63.

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

2

Citation

“S. G. Williams to Richard Yates ,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed September 22, 2018, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/7526.