NA, DW 12/19/1863

Hd. Qrs. Brandon Miss Dec. 19th 1863
Major Geo Whitfield
Quarter Master
Meridian Miss.
   Your communication of the 15 inst. has been laid before the Commanding General, and in reply, he directs me to say that the views you express in it are approved. He authorise you to give citizens cars on the M. & O. R.R. {Mobile & Ohio RR} for the purpose of transporting corn from the prairies o this section of the country.
Very Respectfully Your Obdt Servt
Col. & Inspec. Genl.