OR, Series 1, Vol. 10, Part 2, Page 570

Headquarters Army of the Mississippi
Near Blackland, Miss., May 31, 1862
General G. T. Beauregard
Headquarters, Baldwyn, Miss.
   I regret to report a heavy loss of six or seven trains on the Memphis & Charleston road, loaded by me the day before I left and started. They did not reach the bridges ordered to be burned by Claiborne until just after he fired them, after sunrise the next morning. Finding they could not be saved, the colonel very properly burned them. ***
Yours, most truly,
Braxton Bragg