NP, MA 1/25/1861

From the Memphis Avalanche
January 25, 1861
Great Southern Route
Memphis & Charleston Railroad
and its Numerous Railway Connections
to all
Eastern, Southern, and Northern Atlantic Seaboard Cities,
The celebrated Virginia Springs, all parts of Georgia, Alabama, S. Carolina, N. Carolina and Virginia.
   Through to Louisville in 29 hours with only Two Changes of Cars; to New Orleans in 29 hours, with only Two Changes of Cars; and to Mobile in b24 hours, with only One Change of Cars.
   The completion of Mobile & Ohio Road gives a Direct Rail connection to Okaloma, Aberdeen, Columbus, Gainesville, and other important points in Mississippi and Alabama.
Two Daily Trains Leave Memphis 6:30 A. M. and 6:30 P. M.
   Junction Accommodation leaves at 4 P. M., making close connections at Grand Junction with Mississippi Central RR, for all points North and South; at Corinth with Mobile & Ohio Road for Mobile and intermediate places; at Decatur with Nashville & Decatur RR for Nashville, Athens, Pulaski, Columbia, Franklin, Mammoth Cave, Bowling Green, Louisville, Cincinnati, and all Points East and North.
   At Stevenson with Nashville & Chattanooga RR for Shelbyville, Winchester, Murfreesboro, and Nashville; and at Chattanooga with Western & Atlantic and East Tennessee & Georgia Railroads, for all points in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Washington City, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, and other Atlantic Cities.
Through from Memphis to New York in 66 Hours.
on Elegant Sleeping Cars run on all Night Trains.
   Through Tickets sold to all important points, and baggage checked through.
   For through tickets apply at the company's offices, Worsham and Gayoso House, and at the Depot, Memphis; Grand Junction and Huntsville, at the offices of the New Orleans and Jackson Railroad, New Orleans, and at all Railroad offices in New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington City, &c.
Fast Freight Arrangements
Now made to deliver Eastern freight via Charleston, Savannah and Virginia, and Western freight to East Tennessee, Virginia, Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina, etc., etc., in faster time, and new low rates as by any other route. Always forwarded free at Memphis, Charleston and Savannah, by consigning to "Railroad Agents." Fast Freight Trains are now run between Memphis and the seaboard, thus securing delivery of freight in Memphis within ten days from New York.
W. J. Ross, General Superintendent
A. F. Morgan, Ticket Agent