NA, SWR 5/30/1862

Southern Telegraph
Received at Richd  May 30 1862 at        o'clock,     minutes
By telegraph from Pollard   30    To O H Avery
   Despatch rec'd a force of the enemy reported five hundred to fifteen hundred came out as far as Oakfield day before yesterday & returned to Pensacola we hear of no movements making by the enemy for an advance into the country Merritt Cozzens judge Wright & son were arrested by the Federals day before yesterday the iron gang have destroyed pine barren  bridge they have progressed about 27 miles this side of Pine Barren taking up the iron an order has been issued for two car loads of your iron to go on the Mobile Road {probably Mobile & Ohio RR} for switches.
Geo. W Hutton