Southern Telegraph Companies telegram form with ms. text.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Text, leaf : The Secty of Navy represents the value as such in the Govt work shops at Columbus Ga of the Naval Battalion now at Green Pond + their rapidly diminising [sic] numbers that it is suggested the remainder be returned as soon as.
Text, leaf : possible to their former employments at Columbus 46/2640 Jeffn Davis.
Leaf  annotated in pencil by Beauregard (?): "I wanted them in the field G.T.B." and "Four months before final surrender! G.T.B."
Transcribed in: Jefferson Davis, constitutionalist : his letters, papers and speeches / collected and edited by Dunbar Rowland. Jackson, Miss. : Printed for the Mississippi Dept. of Archives and History, 1923. Vol. 6, p. 429.
Provenance: Gift (?), Aug. 14, 1980.
Former shelfmark: Uncat. 81 3 (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library).