NA, RRB 5/16/1864

Hd Qrs Dept. Ala. Miss & E. La.
Demopolis Ala. May 16th 1864
Maj. F. S. Blount
   Genl Lee directs me to inform you that he wishes twenty five (25) negro men impressed in order to repair the Memphis & Charleston Rail Road, east from Corinth. They will be reported to Capt. W. J. Ross, Supt. of the work either at Meridian or Corinth, whichever point you select you will give notice of to Capt. Ross at Demopolis.
Respy. Yr. Obdt. Sevt.
P. Ellis Jr
A. A. Genl.