The author takes this earliest opportunity, to gratefully acknowledge his indebtedness to Comrade John W. Bell
, for valuable material contributed by him to the first and last chapters of this work; to Comrades Bussey
, for interesting matter furnished; to Comrades S. H. Reynolds
, D. W. Ellis
, and others, whose active sympathy and warm interest have materially aided him; to Gen. H. W. Slocum
, whose kind letter of recognition of the services of our company appears in this volume; and to Comrade Keefe
, of the “Grand Army record,” for the favorable notice of the forthcoming of this history.