NA, DAMELA 1/20/1865

Hd Qrs Dept Ala Miss & E. La.
Meridian Jany 20th 1865
Capt. C. M. Williams
Asst R R Transpt
   The Lieut General commanding directs that you transport by Rail to Shubuta {Mobile & Ohio RR} about seventy officers and men on Furlough from the Army of Tenn. These instructions are given you in information that an Engine will be sent down the road beyond Shubuta today for repairs, and under the impression that it will require but one flat car for the transportation of these troops. If however, this information is incorrect and one car (flat) is not sufficient and its use absolutely required for another purpose and in another direction obedience to this order is not required.
Very Respy &c
J. D. Sayres
A. A. G.