Richard Yates to Abraham Lincoln

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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