7 3/4 x 9 3/4, imprinted letter sheet, filled out in ink.
Office Quartermaster of Cavalry,
Department of the Gulf,
New Orleans, La., April 1st, 1865
I take pleasure in recommending to your favorable consideration the bearer Mr. John Dickie, who applies for a position in your office.
Mr. D will I feel confident fill to your entire satisfaction any position with which he may be entrusted.
I have the honor to be Colonel,
Your Obt. Servt.,
Capt., A.Q.M. Vols.
[To] Col. S.H. Pierce
Qr. Mr. Dept.
186 Julia St.
Very fine. Uncommon imprinted cavalry letter head.
Charles B. Chittenden, was 26 years old, when he enlisted on August 25, 1862, at Hudson, N.Y., as a 1st lieutenant, and was commissioned into Co. G, 128th New York Infantry. He was discharged for promotion on July 10, 1863, when he was commissioned captain in the U.S. Volunteers Quartermaster's Department. He was promoted to brevet major and lieutenant colonel, on March 13, 1865. He was mustered out of the service on May 11, 1866, and died on September 18, 1867.