NP, LV 8/6/1864

From the Lynchburg Virginian
August 6, 1864
Montgomery & West Point Railroad
   This road runs from the capital of Alabama (Montgomery,) to the small and insignificant town of West Point, on the Western border of Georgia, a distance of 48 or 50 miles. West Point lies on both sides of the Chattahoochee, and although there is barely enough of it to make a division, yet part of it is in Alabama and part in Georgia. The railroad to Montgomery was constructed 30 years ago, but it was of no commercial or military importance until after the Memphis & Charleston railroad was cut and seized, by the enemy, which forced all traffic and travel between the eastern and western geographical divisions of the Confederacy over that line.