Thomas G. McCulloh to Richard Yates

Title

Thomas G. McCulloh to Richard Yates

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1862-07-16

Rights

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

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

502860

Transcription

Peoria July 16th 1862

Hon. Richard Yates

Springfield.

Dr. Sir

Mr John C. Grier of this City, the father Capt. D. P. Grier of the 8d Missouri will hand you this

Capt Grief is one of the finest officers from this part of the State and has the entire confidence of all who know him It would be gratifying to all our Citizens if through your influence he could be transferred to take command as Colonel of one of the new regiments to be raised at home. There is no one whose name would inspire more enthusiasm in this county and around whom our young men would be more apt


to rally

His father will explain his reasons for wanting to resign his present office Illinois wants to be officered by her own gallant men and you can not do a better Service for this part of the State in the organization of new regiments, than by giving commissions to such men as Capt. D. P. Grier to command them.

I trust therefore you will take this matter under favorable consideration and render Mr Grier such assistance as may be in your power, to render certain the transfer of his son

Yours very truly

Thos. Y. McCulloh


Thos Y. McCulloh

Peoria

July 16

Introducing Capt Grier, -

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

3

Citation

“Thomas G. McCulloh to Richard Yates,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed April 6, 2020, http://chroniclingillinois.org/items/show/3833.