NP, MAP 1/18/1861

From the Memphis Appeal
January 18, 1861
Railroad Damage
   We learn that serious injuries were inflicted upon the {Memphis &} Charleston railway by the heavy and continuous rains of Monday and Tuesday. A gentleman in town yesterday from Burnsville, Alabama, stated that an unusually extensive flood had occurred in that neighborhood, washing away the track. It is also stated that at Lake and Decatur serious damages have occurred; the former place was expected to be put in traveling condition yesterday. The Mississippi Central and the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern are impassible. The regular communication is therefore delayed and the mails are interrupted.