Colonel P St G Cocke
Commanding 5th Regiment
Va Forces C.S.A.
The papers enclosed refer to two
cases in my opinon eminently deserving
the relief asked by them.
No 1. Thomas H. Minor is represnted
as a man subject to attacks of lunacy.
His brother (Wm S. Minor now in the
encampment) seems apprehensive his
state of health and discontent may
occasion a development of insainty [sic]
I therefore would recommend his
absolute discharge from the service.
No 2. John S. Dana is not only disea=
sed as appears from the surgeons
report but is laboring under
depression and hypescondria [sic]
I think therefore a furlough
might be granted him with much
your mo obd
Rob T Preston
Col 28 Regt Va Vol