NA, M&C 4/10A/1862

Quartermaster's Department, C. S. A.
Grand Junction, April 10, 1862
 
Mr. Gray, Conductor M. & C. RR.  {Memphis & Charleston RR}
 
Sir,
   In obedience to an order of Col. B. D. Harmon Commander of this Post, "to stop all trains in travel and appropriate as many of the engines as may be necessary" you are hereby directed to detail your engine from its present train for the purpose of assistance in the transportation of two artillery batteries hence to Corinth under the orders of Gen. Beauregard.
   As the commander of the Post will undoubtedly exert sufficient force to compel obedience to this order, you are of course relieved from all responsibility in the pre??ises.
Very respectfully
Yr Obt Sevt
J. M. Allalien
Maj & A. Q. M.

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