26th Wisconsin Correspondence, 2/22/1864

                                                                                                    Head Quarters 26th Reg. Wis. Vol.
                                                                                                    Whiteside, Ten. February 22/64

Hon Samuel Hastings
State Treasurer, Madison

        Carl Boettger Private of this Company was reported absent from the Regt., while being in Hospital and the extra State Pay of $5 per month was for this reason I apprehend, not paid to his father since August last. Private Boettger has been present with the Co. for Duty since December, and he will be (there enough ?) to see, that such extra Pay is again paid with all coverage, to Carl Boettger to his father, living at Milwaukee. An early attention will much oblige the (?) The old man is aged and in feeble health, dependency on the earning of his son for his support.

Very Respectfully Yours
                                                                                                    Robert Mueller
                                                                                                        Capt. Co, C. 26th Wis. Vol. Inft.

Wisconsin Historical Society, 1200 Series, Box 128, Correspondence 1864