NA, SWR 8/4/1862

Southern Telegraph Form
Received at Richmond Aug 4 1862 at       o'clock       minutes
By telegraph from Montgomery  4  To Hon G W Randolph
   I have orders from Genl Bragg to forward troops to Chattanooga as rapidly as possible every car is in requisition I refused transportation this morning for some whiskey & for the Navy Dept until the press of troops was over. Am I right?
W R Beard
Lt. Col. & Asst Insp. ???
{This transportation east out of Montgomery would be on the Montgomery & West Point RR}