January 13th 1864

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Head Quarters 154th Regiment N. Y. Vols.
Lookout Valley, Tennessee
January 13th 1864

Captain,
The Certificate of Dr. Davis intended to extend your leave of absence was recvd. on the 11th inst. It is entirely defective and does not comply with the requirements in such cases. …With regard to your wound. I have consulted the Surgeon on duty with the Regiment Dr. Day & others who know its effect upon your arm and health generally, they are of the opinion that you will never be fit for active field service at least such service as we have experienced in this department and they think that you are fit for duty in the Invalid Corps…
I am Captain Very Respectfully
Your Obedient Servant
sg. (P. H. Jones)