Gen G.H. Thomas.
Army of the Cumberland
favor was recd, in which you kindly signified your willingness, to
assist me in the transfer of my brother from your Department to the
one I am serving in. Yesterday I received from Governor Blair of Mich
a Commission, as 2nd Lieut in the 6th Mich Cav, for my brother. The
6th Mich Cav has been under my command and the brigade to which it
belongs will be assigned to my Division in a few days.
brother can be mustered in as soon as he reaches this Army. I write
to request that you will order his discharge, to enable him to accept
promotion: his name is Thomas Custer, a private in Co "A"
21st Ohio Infantry. I believe he is now on duty with the escort at
the Hdqrs 14th Army Corps. If you can grant my request I would ever
esteem it as a great favor. If possible I would like the order
discharging him to contain one ordering him to this Department.
assurance of my high esteem
am truly Yours
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