In the letter, the officers urged Corcoran to appoint Mr. Bernard McCabe as sutler for the regiment (an 1862 Act of Congress left the appointment of regimental sutlers to brigade commanders). Signers include Colonel William McEvily , Lieutenant Colonel James P. Flood , and the captains and lieutenants of several companies.
We the undersigned Officers of the 155th Regt. Most respectfully solicit you to appoint Mr Bernard McCabe sutler of this Regt. McCabe is a gentleman long known to us. Should you appoint Mr McCabe, we will vouch for his integrity as we feel sure that he will do Justice to the men of the Regt.
We therefore in consideration of his disinterested labours in our behalf, most respectfully ask for his appointment. We have honor to be Sir.
McMahon, Lieut Col [killed at Cold Harbor, 6/3/64]. Flood, Major [wounded at Spotsylvania, 5/18/64]. R[ecompence] Stansbury, Lieut Co A. M[ichael] Doran, Capt B Co. Thomas Dunbar, 1st Lieut B Co.
James Kelleher, 2nd Lieut B Co. Francis Page Capt Co C [captured at Reams' Station, 8/25/64]. Maroney, 1st Lieut Co C. John Flynn, 2nd Lieut Co C.
Edward Pelouze, Capt Co D [killed at Reams' Station, 8/25/64]. Michael Dehony, 1st Lieut Co D. Brady, 2nd Lieut Co D.
John O'Dwyer, Capt Co E [wounded at Spotsylvania, 5/18/64]. Patrick McDermott, 1st Lieut Co E. Schuyler, Cpt Co F [mortally wounded at Cold Harbor, 6/3/64]. Thomas Hart, Lieut Co F [mortally wounded at Petersburg, 6/16/64].
O'Connell, Lieut Co F. James Campbell, Lieut Comp G.D[ennis] Carolin, Lieutenant Co H [wounded at Cold Harbor, 6/3/64]. John Byrne, Capt Co I [wounded Spotsylvania, 5/18/64; captured Reams' Station, 8/25/64].
James McConvey, Capt Co K [wounded and captured at Reams' Station, 8/25/64]. John Teman, Lieut K Co. Hugh Mooney, Lieut Co I [wounded at Cold Harbor, 6/3/64]. James Worthington, Lt Co I.
John McNally, Lt Co K [wounded at Edenton Road, Virginia, 4/15/63]. The letter was written upon two 7 3/4" x 9 3/4" stationery sheets that were pasted together to form one large 7 3/4" x 18" document. At some point the two sheets were separated by a smooth cut just underneath the bottom edge of the first sheet, and across the top of Colonel McEvily's signature (see photos). The letter is otherwise in excellent condition with light foxing and toning.
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