NP, CM 5/20/1864

From the Charleston Mercury
May 20, 1864
Latest News from General Forrest's Command
   A correspondent, writing from the West, under date of 13th inst., says:
   General Forrest has ten thousand men, and from fifteen to twenty-five per day are enlisting under his banner. I will not state the whereabouts of his troops, but they are believed to be in the right place. He will soon be ready for another brilliant exploit. He will, when he moves, have an army of near fifteen thousand. By his order, the Memphis & Charleston Railroad is to be repaired and put in order east of Corinth. The cars on the Mobile & Ohio Railroad are running through to Corinth daily. The Southern {of Mississippi} Railroad is repaired to Brandon, and will be completed to Pearl River by the 20th inst. The {Mississippi} Central Railroad will be completed from Canton to Jackson by the 1st of June, and it is said that Pearl River Bridge will be put up this summer. The trains on the Mississippi Central and Mississippi & Tennessee Railroads run alternate days. A hand car, drawn by horses, runs from Panola to Senatobia. Efforts are not being made to put the New Orleans and Jackson {New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern} Railroad in running order south of Jackson as far as Camp Moore. So, it seems, we are repairing the damage done by the Yankee vandals and robbers.