John D. Mitchell to Judge Manley

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Title

John D. Mitchell to Judge Manley

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

18XX-08-14

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Language

en

Identifier

506059

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With Wm. Manley letter 8/18/62

Darwin, Ills. Aug. 14th 1862.

Judge Manley;

Marshalle Ills

Dear Sir, it was my intention to go to Springfield this week, but learning day before yesterday in Marshalle, that you had gon to Consult the Gov, in reference to another Vol Regiment in this locality, I declined going; and wrote to you at Springfield, stating that I wished you to use your influence to secure me the position of Major of a Regiment, if you thought me worthy of such a position. I write this supposing perhaps you did not receive mine at Springfield. I have an anxiety to go into the Service again, and believe that experience in Military and Standing as an officer would entitle me to such a position.


If you succeed in obtaining permition to rase a regiment I would like much to go in with you as Major. Will you give this matter your consideration and let me know. I have a paper from Coln. John Tidson of the 10th Ills seting fourth my standing as an officer etc, which is now in the hands of Gov. Yates.

As my minde has been directed from medicine for the last twelve months, and have not had sufficient time to post up, as I would like, to go before the medical board, I would prefer the Majority of a Regiment, that of Surgeon.

Yours Truly

John D . Mitchell

Capt J Mitchell [illegible] 10 months Capt in the Ills Volunteers

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