Pekin Dec 18th.
I take the liberty of addressing these few lines to you to see if you will do anything for me
I have been a soldier since the first call for volunteers one year in the 31st Reg and one year and four months in the 85th part of the time as a Lieut. I was compelled to resign to save my life which I did on a Surgeons certificate of disability Oct 10th
I have all the necessary recommendations for the invalid corps but would rather do duty in the field, if you will give me a position either in a white or
colored Regiment you will render a true and loyal soldier everlastingly obliged
Yours very truly
Edwin. D. Lampett
Lampett Edwd D.
Pekin Dec 18 1863.
Has been in the army since the first call & wishes a position in some regiment.
Executive Office Dec 21,63