Dated at Harrisburg, July 3d, Midnight, 1863
To James L. Reynolds, Esq.
I regret exceedingly that the present exigency of the service prevent my sending such an escort to the funeral of Major Genl. Reynolds as his high rank and brilliant service so eminently deserve. It is also a source of regret that necessity will forbid me from being present in person to assure you of my friendship and admiration for him.
Gen. D N Couch
Death of Jno.