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Letter from T. R. Cressey asking Donnelly for a position as chaplain for the 2nd Regiment – June 27, 1861

Filed under: Civil War Daybook — Lori Williamson @ 9:00 am

“Please excuse me dear Sir for troubling you a second time. But your great kindness to me recently, which I trust was fully appreciated induces me confidently to earnestly solicit your aid in securing that high position of usefulness in the spiritual welfare of our soldiers.

Allow me to say that I am deeply anxious to occupy this cituation, first because of the opportunities of [?] as a missionary, and secondly because the righteousness of our cause demands the best talent, the strongest nerve and the best blood of this most patriot hearts in the land. And I pitty the man, who does not [?] for the high privilege of being actively engaged upon the field in crushing this fearful[?] rebellion.”

See whole letter: 1861-06-27

Citation: June 27, 1861 Letter from Timothy Cressey to Ignatius Donnelly,  Correspondence and Miscellaneous Papers, June – July 1861. Ignatius Donnelly and Family Papers. Minnesota Historical Society.

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