Isham N. Haynie to Richard Yates

Title

Isham N. Haynie to Richard Yates

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1862-08-07

Rights

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

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

501850

Transcription

Jackson Tenn

Aug 7th 1862

Hon Richd Yates

Governor

Sir

The large Numbers of troops being now called into service under the recent Levies will doubly render it necessary for promotions to be made by the president. As one of the older colonels in the field, and considering the Services rendered, I feel that it is no presumption in me to desire promotion. Thus far I have never asked anything more than I possess. It would be gratifying to me now to have my claims considered by the President. If therefore you can do so with entire satisfaction to yourself, I shall feel obliged, if you will favor me with a letter to Mr Lincoln, upon the subject.

You may if you please forward the letter to me at Bethel Tennissee, of which Post I go tomorrow to take Command.

Other high (army) officers have consented to do me like favors.

Believe me truly & Respectfully

I N Haynie

Col 48th Ills Vol Infty


Col N Haynie

48th Regt I.V.M

Jackson Aug 7 / 62

“Asks promotion. Would be gratifying to him, to have his claims considered by the Presdt.

Considering his letter to convention I cannot recommend

Gov Yates

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

2

Citation

“Isham N. Haynie to Richard Yates,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed April 6, 2020, http://chroniclingillinois.org/items/show/4626.