NA, RRB 11/29/1861

Head Quarters
Memphis Tenn
Nov 29/61
Col Dixon
Comdng Memphis Tenn
   It having to been represented to me by the Superintendent of the Memphis & Charleston Road that an attempt may be made to destroy two bridges at or near Pocahontas on the line of said road. And this road being of the greatest importance to the Confederate States to keep open our lines of transportation and communication for troops and munitions of war as well as mail matter you are directed to furnish a detail of two commissioned officers and thirty rank & file from your command to guard said bridges or perform any duties requisite thereto, as shall appear to the superintendent of the R Road to be necessary. Should you not be able to arm and equip this detail in full the ordnance dept will supply the deficiency upon requisition if practicable.
I am Col
Very Respectfully yours
Jno Adams
Capt cast CSA
Comdng Post