NA, M&O 11/14/1862

Office Mobile & Ohio R. R.
Mobile Novr. 14th 1862
Major J. M. Waddy
Chf Quarter Master
   There is a quantity of Oil at Columbus belonging to the Government which was purchased or seized  by Genl. Slaughter in Memphis just previous to the evacuation, for the use of the Rail Roads.
   This Company is now unable to obtain at any price oil suitable for head lights and lamps, and I ask that the Quarter Master there be instructed to sell thirty (30) Barrels for use on this Road.
Vry Respectfully
Your obt Svt
L. J. Fleming
Chf Eng & Genl Supt