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Head-Quarters Department of Alabama, Chief Quartermaster's Office. Mobile, Ala. May 4th 1866 Bvt. Major. Genl Wager Swayne Asst Com'r B.R.F & A.L. Montgomery, Ala. General: - Relative to your communication of the 26th ult., requiring fifty (50) hospital tents for preparation of a cholera hospital for freedmen, at Dog River, I have the honor to inform you that I Telegraphed the Quartermaster General, on the 27th, for the necessary authority- as the order in relation to small-pox tents was not deemed applicable, from its Terms, to this case. Anticipating an immediate answer, notice to that effect was not furnished you; but matter being still in abeyance, you are hereby advised of the action of this office. Very Respectfully Your Obedt Servt WD Wickersham Col. and Chf Qr Mr
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