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Head Quarters 1st Division 5th Corps
Office of Provost Marshal
January 16th 1865

Col Fred. T. Locke
A.A. General
5th Corps


I have the honor very respectfully to apply for a Leave of absence for twenty days to visit my Mother in Bangor Maine, who is in extremely feeble and precarious health, and owing to recent deaths in the family, it is very necessary that I should pay her a short visit as soon as possible.

I have not been out of the army for one year.

Very respectfully
Your Ob't Servant
T.D. Chamberlain
Capt & Pro. Marshal

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