26th Wisconsin Correspondence, 9/3/1962


Milwaukee, September 3rd, 1862

To His Excellency
Edward Salomon
Governor of Wisconsin

Sir:

Having been informed that all resigned officers are not entitled to any position in the army, except by special consent of the War Department and could respectfully solicit your assistance in the following care. I have served as a Lieutenant in the 5th Rgt. W.V. up to the day of my resignation which ensued on or about the 15th Dec., 1861.
Immediately after the new requisition of the President to organize a Regiment in this State for Gen. Sigel's Division, I began an and have been recruiting up to date, enlisting a sufficient number of men to be enlisted to a Captaincy which was also offered by Col. Jacobs of the 26th Regt. to the ways and means to gain the permission of the War Department are unknown to me. I respectfully petition your Excellency to intercede and to procure the desired command for me.
Hoping that this request will meet with a favorable reply, I have the honor to remain

Sir,

Your most obedient servant,
Hans Boebel

Wisconsin Historical Society, 1200 Series, Box 128, Correspondence 1862-1863