NA, M&C 11/5/1861

Memphis & Charleston Railroad Office
Memphis, Nov. 5, 1861
Genl L. Polk
Columbus Ky
   There is a large lot of chain cable on our ground and one 8 in Columbiad, that has been here since the 10th of October, dont you want them in a position to use them There is 4 - 32 pound guns at Strut & C 3 of them Rifled one not. There is 2 - 32 pound guns at Bradfords. those at Struds have carriages all complete. you need some one here most woefully to have things attended to