NA, DAMELA 10/26A/1864

Hd Qrs Dept Ala Miss & E. La.
Selma Oct 26th 1864
Major Geo Whitfield
   You will immediately place the Rail Roads in good running order  between Okolona and Cherokee {Mobile & Ohio RR and Memphis & Charleston RR}, and see that stores are transmitted without delay.
   Can the road from Tuscumbia be rebuilt without detriment to work on former roads? If so, prosecute the work as rapidly as possible at the same time.
By order of Lieut Genl Taylor
E. Surgst
A. A. G.