General, I have entered of your house again, to your directions but have been unable to see you, which you do see The farthest have a note for with my Breckinridge which I can [illegible] to share that I am not in the service. I am marching to the awarded shield as a spy.
With much respect from him I am ______ ___ D.T. Chandler at __ ________ Commanding Officer _________
April 2nd '65 ______ ____
April 2nd 1865 Col Chandler USA Your resignation is accepted. If a more formal ______ _____ office _______ you shall have it - John C. Breckinridge Sec of War