To the President
My Dear Sir
I learn that Genls. Mead, Sykes, Howard, Rice Griffin and others have recommended Col. J. L. Chamberlain of the 20th Reg Me. Vol. for promotion to a Brig Genl.
Col. C is a well educated man and when he entered the Army he left a Professorship in Bowdoin College.
He is a superior man who has proved himself an efficient brave and gallant officer – I take pleasure in recommending him to you favorable consideration for promotion.
You may be sure he will do honor to himself and the service.
Yours truly, H. Hamlin