NA, ODS 3/4/1862

Quitman 4th March 1862
Capt. R. M. Cuyler
Chief of Ordnance
Dear Sir,
   I reached here last night, and found that Mr. Reid had shipped to this place Two hundred & forty three (243) Boxes Guns & Eight of Caps (8), the Agent here had loaded them in cars already for shipment, but Mr Reid had instructed him to retain them here until he came over which he expects to do tonight. I send by Passenger Train the five cars that are already loaded. Mr Reid has just come in and informs me that the rest of the arms will be here today so I will forward them by tomorrows train and accompany them myself.
   Mr R. says there ought to be 244 here the Agt may have made a mistake in his count, there are thirty eight more boxes of Guns to come, he has made no cartridges nor caps at Madison but the eight (8) I send today. Fernandina was evacuated by the majority of the forces there on Saturday. Eight men taken prisoners Guns & Ammunition all left. it is awfully cold in this Rail Road Office I can hardly write. I will come up with the rest of the shipment tomorrow.
I am
Very Resply
Your Obdt Servant
A. F. Cunningham
{Quitman was a station on the Savannah, Albany & Gulf RR in Georgia, 175 miles from Savannah}