No 1.
Headquarters Army of the Potomac,
Office of Chief of Artillery
Camp near Warrenton, Va July 26 1863

General A. A. Humphreys
Chief of Staff A. Potomac


I have respectfully to request of the General commanding that I may be relieved from the duties of Chief of Artillery of the Army, as soon as his arrangements will permit.

Under existing orders and practices the position is not one that I can hold with any advantage to the service, and, consistently with self-respect.

I have the honor to be
Your obt servant
Henry J Hunt
Br Genl & Chief A.