NA, DMEL 2/26/1863

Jackson Feb 26 1863
Hon James A. Seddon
Secy of War, Richmond
   The transportation of subsistence from the line of the Mobile & Ohio Rail Road is to us a matter of vital importance. This road refuses to let its cars when loaded with my stores, be brought over the Southern {(of Mississippi) RR} Road, thus causing serious delay and loss. All other roads, in this department, take each others cars. I respectfully ask that this road be required to allow its cars loaded with subsistence stores to be carried directly over the Southern Road to be promptly unloaded in Vicksburg & returned. I ask this as a matter of necessity. I have heard nothing of Col. Wadley yet.
J. C. Pemberton
Lt Genl Comdg
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