NP, RD 1/24/1861

From the Richmond Dispatch
January 24, 1861
Mobile to Memphis
   On Wednesday last the final rail required to connect the Mobile & Ohio with the Memphis & Charleston Railroad at Corinth, Mississippi, was duly laid, and on Thursday the auspicious event was celebrated by an inter-State excursion, a ball, &c. But fifteen miles more of iron require laying down and the whole vast design of the Mobile & Ohio Road will be complete.