NA, WD 3/6A/1862

Head Qrs Western Dept
Huntsville March 6 1862
Col. Tate   {President, Memphis & Charleston RR}
   The General wants a train of platform cars at Decatur large as can be judiciously handled in getting artillery and waggons across the river. The head of the column it i expected will be ready to cross on the 10th. He also wants as large a train to be in readiness at the river as you can collect on the 12th to carry troops from Decatur to Corinth. Let us know what is to be expected.
W. W. Mackall
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