Gustave Koerner to Richard Yates

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Washington July 13. 61 Dear Governor I am not certain that I gave you the name of the young officer, who is now in Paine's Regiment, and who would like to be in the cavalry as Captain. It is Frederick P. Ledergerber of St. Clair Co. He will make a capable officer. He is 26 years of age, a good [illegible] can, and has rendered excellent service in all the political campaigns. He will even make as good a major of cavalry as most applicants probably. He is the son of an officer, and a splendid horseman, a native of Illinois. [Illegible Illegible] gives us more ---- Gov Koerner. Recommending F. Ledergerber for Major [ed - appears to be missing page]