NA, VS&T 8/29/1863

Hd Qrs Post Vienna  {Vienna, La. was 70 miles east of Shreveport}
Aug 29th 1863
Lieut Robt Montgomery
   You will proceed at once to Maj Wadley's Plantation with a wagon and bring forward the machinery of the V. S. & T. Rail Road Company {Vicksburg, Shreveport & Texas RR}. You are ordered to impress wagons, & use every exertion to remove the machinery. You will loose no time in carrying out this order. Capt Al?? will furnish you with transportation necessary. In case the breaking of wagons, condition of roads, should make it impossible to remove the machinery, you will destroy it. By no means let it fall into the hands of the enemy.
Frank A. Bartlett
Col. Comdg Post