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War Department,
Provost Marshal General's Office,
Washington, D.C., March 9th 1866

Major General O.O. Howard,
Bureau of R.F.&A.L.

I am directed by the Provost Marshal General to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of the 7th instant, requesting a "list of Fifty Officers of the Veteran Reserve Corps, suitable for assignment to duty in" your "Bureau in the Southern States;" and in reply, to transmit to you the enclosed list.

I am, General, very respectfully
Your obedient servant,
J W DeForest
Captain V.R.C.
and A.A.A. Gen'l.