NA, SWR 5/12/1862

Southern Telegraph
Received at Richmond May 12 1862 at        o'clock,     minutes
By telegraph from Selma   12  To Hon Geo W Randolph Secty War
   By authority of Secty Navy I have stopped the removal of Cahaba & Marion Rail Road {Cahaba, Marion & Greensboro RR} from Cahaba will you authorize me to seize it for the Ala & Miss Road {Alabama & Mississippi Rivers RR}
A. S. Gaines
Special Agt