New York, July 27Th 1879
Gen Henry J. Hunt
Yours of the 14th inst. is at hand. In reply I have to say that I can not be the person referred to as I ? on duty in another part of the field, acting on staff duty. I know nothing of the subject matter in ?.
Hoping that the right may triumph ? the contest
Joshua T. Owen
Late Brigl. Gen. Vols.