Wounded Veteran Gets a Presidential Favor

October 9, 1862

Most folks who came to the White House could get President Lincoln’s attention and if he deemed their request worthy, get a favor.  Today, President Lincoln writes Quartermaster General Montgomery Meigs: “The bearer of this, Elbridge Meconkey, was on Gen. Mc.Call’s staff, and was wounded at Gaines’ Mill. He now wishes to be a Quarter-Master; and I would like to appoint him, if another Q.M. is now needed.”   Receiving a positive response from General Meigs, President Lincoln would the next day order: “Let Elbridge Meconkey be appointed at once. “

Published in: on October 9, 2012 at 9:00 am  Leave a Comment  

The URI to TrackBack this entry is: https://abrahamlincolnandthecivilwar.wordpress.com/2012/10/09/wounded-veteran-gets-a-presidential-favor/trackback/

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: