AL, A&MR 7/12A/1862

Southern Telegraph Form

July 12th 1862
From Sam Tate
Mil Supt
By S. W. Steele
Captain officer in charge
To Gov J. G. Shorter
   Genl Bragg has ordered the immediate completion of the Rail Road connection between Selma & Meridian {Alabama & Mississippi Rivers RR} will you order hands within ten miles of the road to be exempted from impressment to work on defences at Oven Bluff {Tombigbee River, above Mobile}