NA, RR 4/20/1862

Corinth April 20th 1862
Genl G. T. Beauregard
Corinth, Miss
   As directed in Special order No 11, I had established a triweekly line of trains between New Orleans and Richmond Va. This line has been broken by the possession of a part of the Memphis & Charleston  Railroad by the enemy. I respectfully ask permission to transfer the Locomotives and Cars of the Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad, now west of Iuka, to the Southern Central Railroad {Southern (of Mississippi) RR}, connecting Vicksburg with the Mobile & Ohio Road at Meridian. This line well supplied with Rolling Stock will transport the large amount of Sugar and Molasses now accumulating at Vicksburg for points on & east of the Alabama Rover.
Very Respectfully
Your Obt. Svt.
Robt B. Hurt
Military Supr Railroads
Approved if not required for the transportation of troops to Corinth from Mobile & from Memphis.
G. T. Beauregard
Genl Comdg &c