Richard Yates to Abraham Lincoln

Title

Richard Yates to Abraham Lincoln

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1862-08-21

Rights

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

504140

Transcription

State of Illinois

Executive Department.

Springfield Augt. 21st. 1862

His Excellency,

Abraham Lincoln, Prest.

Washington City:

I need not enlarge to you upon the ability and merits of Col. Joseph H. Tucker, at-present com'g. the 69th Regiment at Camp Douglas. I want you to appoint him Brigadier General. He has been mentioned for this place before, and I believe came near receiving the appointment. I hope now his claims will not be overlooked or slighted. His military experience, and high character for capability and courtesy, justifies his appointment at-once. I do not wish this considered a merely formal application, but rather the bringing before your mind the name of a gallant officer and gentleman who


Copy to Pr. Lincoln Recomm'dg Col Tucker


Governor Yates To President Lincoln

Recommends Col J H Tucker of the 69th Ill. Vol Inf to be made Brigadier Genl

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

2

Citation

“Richard Yates to Abraham Lincoln,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed May 16, 2021, http://chroniclingillinois.org/items/show/5076.