NA, M&C 4/20/1862

Head Quarters Army of Miss
Corinth Miss April 20th 1862
Col Saml Tate
Presdt M&C Rail Road Company   {Memphis & Charleston RR}
My Dear Sir,
   At any hour it may be a military necessity to call all Genl Van Dorns army here from Memphis by your Rail Road with the utmost celerity. Therefore the Government have directed me to communicate the fact to you and to say that he wishes you to so arrange your rolling stock that at this rapid movement there should be ??? in ??? ??? in the movement. He feely confident that you will are able to dispose your ??? to the evil that if ??? ???, ??? with trains ??? move troops than we ever before done of our trains by ?????
Your obt sct
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