NA, RR 7/9/1864

Office Chf Quartermaster
Meridian Miss 9th July 1864
Lieut General S. C. Lee
Commanding Dept
   Your telegrams were received a 9 am this morning. I immediately ordered trains to Jackson and telegraphed to General Adams & Col Ham to have their troops on this side of Pearl river in time to take the cars {Southern (of Mississippi) RR} tonight, so as to arrive here at 4 tomorrow morning when I will have three trains here awaiting them {Mobile & Ohio RR}, which will I think be sufficient to take those from Jackson and Enterprise also, and if all works right I think you may expect them at Tupelo tomorrow night.
I am General
Very respectfully
Jno W Young
Maj & Chf QM