Chief Quartermaster's Office,
Depot of Washington,
Washington, D.C. March 29th 1867.
I certify that J.E. Allen was employed by me as Superintendent of Repair Shops from February 1862 until June 1866 and that he was enrolled in the Quartermasters Volunteers in the month of June 1864 in which organization he was commissioned Major of the 1st Regiment commanded by me and served until the month of November 1864 when the said organization was disbanded.
Chas. H. Tompkins
Brevet Brigadier General, U.S. Army.