NA, DAMELA 12/30B/1864

Hd Qrs Dept Ala Miss & E. La.
Meridian Dec. 30th 1864
Capt. C. M. Williams
In charge of R. R. Transpn
   The Lieut. Genl. Comdg directs that you will proceed at once to repair the Mobile & Ohio Railroad north of West Point. You are authorized to make any impressments, under the impressment act that may be necessary to enable you to execute this order, and, to facilitate the impressments, military authorities in the vicinity are hereby directed to furnish any assistance for which you may find it necessary to call.
   Brig. Genl. Branden has been requested to impress and furnish the necessary labor at once.
Very respectfully
Your obt Sevt
A. J. Watt
A. A. Genl.