NA, M&O 8/3/1864

Office Mobile & Ohio R. R.
Mobile, Aug 3d 1864
Maj B. F. Jones
A. Q. M.
Care of Maj W. J. Anderson
   When Sherman made his raid on this Road in February last, a number of the Freight Cars belonging to this Company were left on the Sidings above Meridian. Some of these cars were out of order, and others could not be removed because the whole available Motive power was being used in the transportation of Government Stores which were in danger of being captured by the enemy.
   All the Locomotives belonging to this Company had been sent south of Meridian, and those belonging to the Southern & Selma Roads to McDowell's landing so that the enemy had no motive power to move the cars with, if they had captured them.
   A detail of three privates were sent by order of Brig Genl M. H. Jackson to destroy all cars found in sidings above Meridian, and twenty eifht (28) were destroyed at points the enemy never reached.
   I respectfully ask that an investigation be made of this matter and the facts be laid before Genl Bragg.
Very Respectfully
Your obt Sevt
L J Fleming
Chf Eng & Genl Supt