NA, SWT 10/21/1862

Richmond, Octr. 21st 1862
A. S. Gaines
Selma, Ala.
   If you have any railroad iron not required by the Alabama & Mississippi {Rivers} Rail Road Company to complete the Selma & Meridian connection, turn it over to Col. J. G. Minor for the use of the Navy.
G. W. Randolph
Sec. of War
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