OR, Series 1, Vol. 45, Part 2, Page 685

Near Nashville, Tenn., on Franklin Pike
December 13, 1864
General G. T. Beauregard
Montgomery, Ala.
   Major Whitfield, the quartermaster charged with rebuilding the railroad from Cherokee toward Decatur {Memphis & Charleston RR}, still complains of not being able to obtain the necessary labor and material. Please give him the authority to impress at once all that is necessary.
J. B. Hood