John C. Collins to Richard Yates

Title

John C. Collins to Richard Yates

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1862-07-17

Rights

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

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

502867

Transcription

July The 17th 1862 Camp Near Corinth Army of the Miss

To your excellency; the Auditor of the State of Illinois.

Dear Uncle

I take the liberty to ask a favor of you. I have been in the U. S. service for one year, I belong to the 11th Mo. Regiment.

I enlisted in Capt [Mieure's?] Co, and have since been with that Company. I would be a thousand times obliged to you, if you can get me a position in a company


or regiment, that will be forming there, under the late call from the President, if you can get me the position of first or second Lieutenant, or sergeant major; either of those offices, I think I am comitant now to fill.

If you will grant me this request, I will feel that I owe you a life time indebtedness.

I will close hoping to hear from you soon, and believe me ever as before your most obedient Servant

John C Collins


11th Missouri

John C. Collins, applies thro Hon J. K. Dubois for Sergt. Major or Lieut. July 17 1862

Recd A. G. O. July 25/62

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

3

Citation

“John C. Collins to Richard Yates,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed April 6, 2020, http://chroniclingillinois.org/items/show/3840.