NA, A&MR 6/15/1862

Hd Qrs Army of the Miss
Tupelo Miss
June 15th 1862
Major Geo. Wm Branch
Act. Chief of Staff
West Dept
   I have the honor to apply for Capt. J. W. Steele of Maj Meriwether's Battalion of Pioneers, to be detailed to report to me for duty on the Mississippi and Alabama Railroad {Alabama & Mississippi Rivers RR}, to the charge of which I have just been assigned.
Very Respectfully
Your obt Sevt
P. H. Thomson
A. A. G.