An offer of promotion.
Brown's Gap, June 11, 1862.Major: Your letter of this date has been received. Please provide one hundred and fifty-four-horse wagons. How would you like to be a field officer of cavalry? I don't know whether I can secure it or not, but desire to know your pleasure before taking any steps in the case. Very truly yours,
He wanted the wagons for the troops sent from the South and Richmond. He wanted to reorganize the cavalry, twenty-six companies of General Ashby's command, Major O'Funster being the only field officer with General Ashby at his death.
A. W. H.