I have the honor to apply for leave of absence for twenty (20) days. Suffering from the effects of a wound in the left side recieved [sic] in the action of Aug. 23rd on the Weldon Rl. Rd. [Rail Road] My Post Office address will be Church Lane Germantown Philad[elphi]a.
Your Obdt. Servt. [Obedient Servant]
J. W. Wistar
Maj. 8th Penna [Pennsylvania] Cavalry
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