Hd. Qtrs. 45th Reg't. Ala. Vols.
Near Dallas Ga. March 30, 1864
S. Cooper, A & I Gen'l
I would respectfully recommend Private P. E. Barnett of Co. G 45th Ala Reg't for the office of Ensign of the 45th Ala Reg't. Said P.E. Barnett was born in the State of Georgia, his citizenship is now in the County of Barbour, State of Alabama. His coolness and unflinching bravery on the ____ fields of battle, & his conduct in Camps, exemplary of morality and patriotism - merits for him the position of which his claim [?] are now presented [?]
I have the honor to be
Your Obt Serv't /s/ H. D. Lampley, Col. 45th Ala. Reg't
M311: Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Alabama