From the Richmond Dispatch,
Richmond, April 26, 1861
Ficklin, Q. M.
It is necessary and important that
the railroads in Richmond and Petersburg should be connected so as to give
increased facilities fur the transmission of troops and supplies.
You will see the proper
authorities and request the necessary arrangements to be made for this object.
(signed) H. Heth
Lieut. Col. & Act'g Quartermaster
This arrangement must be carried out.
(signed) John Letcher
Governor of Virginia
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