I once wrote you in connection with W. T. Hopkins about Mr Sedgwick. he was orderly Sergeant Co. B. 105 Ill. vol. he was allowed to raise a Co of 100 days men did so was made Capt. was furloughed for that purpose, & now has to doff his shoulder straps & put on the stripes This is hard & he don't like it. his brother is one of the leading union men of DuPage Co. I want him made capt if possible
Oct 15th 1864
Hon. B.C. Cook
Yours of the 3rd inst came duly to hand. Since I wrote to you I learned that Lieut Church of Co B. 105 Ill Vol failed to get the appointment of Post Quarter Master at Paducah but is detailed on Genl Merediths staff. But I learn that Col Dustin has tendered his resignation and that it will probably be accepted on account of poor health if so Capt Rogers will undoubtedly be appointed Major as he is the ranking captain
then Lieut Church would have to allow himself to be jumped or go back to the regiment & be Capt. he has never been with the regiment and does not desire to neither is he qualified for Capt or anything else. Lieut Scott the 2nd Lieut never should have been elected and was elected because my brother foolishly gave way and voted for him and procured other votes for him. he and his father & brothers are all copperheads of the meanest kind. Now if this happens my brother should in justice be appointed Capt. there is no man in the Co. half as well qualified for it. Do you think this could be accomplished
Oct 20th 64
Encloses a letter from Mr. Sedgwick of DuPage Co. whose Son a Sergt of Co. B 105th Ills. Vols. left his Regt & went as Captain of a hundred Day Regt. and now has to doff his straps for stripes. wants him made Capt.