NP, HT 1/26/1863

From the Houston Telegraph
January 26, 1863
Letter from Mobile
Mobile, Ala., Dec. 21, 1862
   Three men ran off with a locomotive {on the Mobile & Ohio RR} a few days ago. They made for Okalona, but had to leave the engine owing to a bridge being burnt. One of the men, an engineer, is a deserter from the U. S. army. After getting this side of the lines, he told his tale, and was received with open arms, placed on the railroad, and now has given the slip.