NA, QMR 2/7/1863

Charlotte N. C., February 7, 1863
Has received Qr Mr Genls letter 5th inst and reports upon the condition of affairs at this point for want of transportation.
Capt R J Echols
Qr Mr Genls office
Feby 10, 1863
Respectfully submitted to the Secretary of War. The report of Capt Echols but repeats the representations in regard to the utterly inefficient management of the N. C. RRd {North Carolina RR} constantly made to this office. Every effort has been made by the Qr Mr Dept to have the subsistence stores detained at Charlotte promptly moved forward but for the reasons detailed by Capt E these efforts have proved unavailing. In view of the incompetency of the authorities of the road not to refer to the fact stated in this report that private freights by express are removed. I deem it my duty to suggest for the consideration of the Secretary a recommendation I have hitherto fore made that the Govt should take military possession of this road.
A. C. Myers  Qr Mr Genl
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