[?] 11th Brigade Columbia 24 Jan 1862
J. B. [?] [?] Board Frankfort Ky Sir I enclose resignation of Capt. L. L. Alexander as Capatain of Com. B. 12th Regt Ky Vol. Capt. Alexander was accepted in captaincy and declined[?] it. H. L. Hughes is recommended by [?] of the company and is the best man that can be [?] in it. I hope he will be commissioned. His [?] over and over. I trust them in no [?] of [?] through [?] of [?].
[?] J. L. Boyd [?]
Commission Harrison L. Hughes now a corporal in Co. B [?] Finnell [?]