NA, QM 3/19/1862

Quartermaster General's Department
Richmond March 19, 1862
Capt. C. F. Pollard
Prest. Ala & Florida {(of Alabama)} RR
Montgomery, Ala
   I will be obliged by your informing me how soon a tram or plank road can be constructed to connect Gainesville with Selma via Uniontown or Marion.
   It is very important to have that connection, and I request that you will suggest what should be immediately done to hasten its completion.
   Neither locomotives nor iron for rail roads can at present be obtained; and it is therefore impracticable to consider a connection by rail between these points.
A. C. Myers, Q. M. General