NP, RD 5/4B/1861

From the Richmond Dispatch
May 4, 1861
Montgomery, Monday, April 29, 1861
   The completion of the railroad from this city to Pensacola {the Alabama & Florida (of Alabama) RR and the Alabama & Florida (of Florida) RR} will be effected on Thursday next, when a number of large mortars and nineteen Columbiards, (some of the latter weighing nine thousand pounds,) now lying at one of the depots here, will be sent to Gen. Bragg to assist in battering down Fort Pickens.