NA, QM 2/25/1864

Head Quarters Demopolis Ala.
Feby 25th 1864
Special Order
No. 56
VI. Maj. George Whitfield AQM is charged with the reconstruction of the Mobile & Ohio RR and will at once enter upon the discharge of this duty.
   He is vested with plenary authority at his discretion to impress all property and labor of every description necessary for the completion of the work and makes requisition upon Chief Subsistence for necessary supplies. He is also authorized to reconstruct the telegraph wires along that line.
By command of Lt. Genl. Polk
(s) Thos. M. Jack
A. A. G.
Maj. Whitfield
A. Q. M.