Department of the Interior,
April 11, 1866
You are respectfully requested to furnish official evidence of the enrollment, muster, service, duty, and cause of death of Benjamin De Long, who was a Private in Co. A”, 11th Regiment of U.S. Colored Vols., reported died April 12th, 1864, at Fort Pillow Tenn,
If the above name is not found on the Rolls of said Company, but a similar name is found, this fact should be stated, and whether you have good reason for believing him to be the soldier inquired for.
Please attach this Circular to your report, and return the same to this Office.
Joseph K. Barrett
The Adjutant General, U. S. A.,
Washington, D. C.
[illegible] v B&B
Querie “Benton Delone”?
[Note on outside of document]
Adjt Gen’s Office,
April 25/ ‘66
Respectfully returned to the Commissioner of Pensions.
The name of “Benjamin De Long,” or DeLong, is not borne on the rolls of Co. “A.” 11th regt of US Cold Troops on file in this office.
T. W. Taggard
Asst Adjt Gen. Vols.