Research Trying to read and identify this order to seize liquor. Can anybody help?

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Sergeant Major
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Location
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Headquarters, Memphis March 14th 1862
L D H Kissick Esq
City Gov + Provost Marshal
You will <please> send down to Steam Boat Mears and ascertain is she has any liquer on her or whether the detachment of soldiers on her are (something something)
(Something something)
*signed
J W McAdams (Ithink)
Captain? ??
 
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LDM Kissick Esq
City Gov & Provost Marshall

Sir
You will ^please^ send down
to Steam Boat Means and ascertain if
she has any liquor in her or whether
the Detachment of ????? ????
are orderly and deprived
of the liquor ??????
???????? in their Quarters

???????????
???????
 
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lelliott19

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J W McAdams (Ithink)
Captain? ??
Sir
You will ^please^ send down
to Steam Boat Means and ascertain if
she has any liquor in her or whether
the Detachment of ????? ????
are orderly and deprived
of the liquor ??????
???????? in their Quarters
These may be some of the missing words?

Sir
You will ^please^ send down
to Steam Boat Means and ascertain if
she has any liquor in her or whether
the Detachment of 2dAla cvy (?)
are orderly and deprived
of the liquor heretofore
reported
in their Quarters Canteens

JV McAdams?
 
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JohnOrtegae

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Thank you everybody! I really struggled with the wording towards the end of this message. I would guess that there is no liquor on the Steamboat Means, because it is all in the office of whoever wrote this message, and he was drinking it all as he was writing! Would we guess this is a Confederate written letter?
 
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