NA, RR 3/14A/1863

Quarter Master's Department
Ridgeway N. C. Mch 14/63
Maj A. H. Cole
Ins Genl Field Transpn
Richmond Va
Dear Sir,
   Yours of yesterday's date is this moment received and contents duly examined. The Depot at Haw River was established for the purpose of collecting Forage and if necessary (should the enemy capture Weldon and Gaston No Ca) to put on a line of wagons from that point to N. C. Rail Road to the Richmond & Danville Road.
   We keep there only four teams (16 mules) and three horses for the purpose of securing forage, where we have now on hand some 130,000 pounds.
Very Respectfully
Yr obdt Sevt
W. J. Hawkins
Capt & A. Q. M.