NP, CHCH 3/27/1864

From the Charlottesville (Va.) Chronicle
March 27, 1864
   The following dispatch was received in Richmond on the 25th inst.:
Meridian, March 24, 1864
   We have just finished repairing the road destroyed by Gen. Sherman's forces. The work has been accomplished in twenty-nine and a half days -- and four and one-half of these no work was done, on account of rain. A large force is now employed on that part of the road {Mobile & Ohio RR} which was destroyed by Gen. Smith's forces, from Tibbee to Okolona, a distance of thirty-five miles. It is believed that this portion of the road will be finished in then. days.