General John Buford

Head Quarters, Co. "B" 2nd Calvary
Washington, D.C.
October 23rd,1861



    I respectfully and earnestly recommend my 1st Sgt Thomas B. Deney of Pennsylvania for promotion in the Regular Calvary service.  Sgt Deney has been in the service three years and nine months and has been a Non Commissioned Officer one year and four months.  He has more than an ordinary English education, has good habits, is 27 years of age and is unmarried.  He has given orders -fine appearance and has always given entire satisfaction.

    I consider him worthy of a commission and I know of no one at present with whom I could be better pleased as a Subaltern. 

                                I am Very Respectfully,
                                    Your Abdt Sevt
                                        Jno Buford
                                        Capt of Calvary
                                        Comdg Co "B"

Col. George Corks
2nd Calvary
Washington, D.C.