NA, QM 5/13/1863

Quartermaster General's Department
Richmond, May 13th 1863
Major J. L. Bransferd
Chattanooga, Tenn.
   The Government knows nothing of an exchange of engines between the M&C {Memphis & Charleston} and N&C {Nashville & Chattanooga} Rail Roads. Mr. Tate says the engine for which the Draft is held was turned over to the Nashville & Chattanooga Road by General Bragg's order. You should therefore get an acknowledgement from that road of its responsibility for the engine, and release the M&C Road from the payment of the draft. The road which has the engine should be alone held liable for its value.
A. C. Myers, Q. M. Genl.
Sent by telegram.