Samuel Carleton Transcript
National Division, S. of T., N. A.
Office of Most Worthy Patriarch
Portland, Maine, July 21st 1863
At the request of a Widow I write to see if I can ascertain whether her Husband Eben A Spear who was a private in Company K 12th Maine Regiment, was discharged from the service previous to his death which occured on the 22nd of December last, on his way home from New Orleans
Any information you can give will be greatfully rec’d by his widow and two children who are very worthy people but poor
S. L. Carleton