OR, Series 1, Vol. 39, Part 3, Page 877

Headquarters Military District Division of the West
November 2, 1864
General John B. Hood
Commanding &c
   General Taylor has been instructed to impress the number of laborers required by Major Fleming, chief engineer and general superintendent Mobile & Ohio Railroad.
Respectfully, your obedient servant,
George Wm. Brent
Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General