OR, Series 1, Vol. 15, Page 770

Richmond, Va.
June 29, 1862
General Bragg
Tupelo, Miss.
   Your department is extended so as to embrace that part of Louisiana east of the Mississippi, the entire States of Mississippi and Alabama, and the portion of Georgia and Florida west of the Chattahoochee and Apalachicola Rivers. You can take charge of the Selma and Meridian connection, but the only funds appropriated to the work are the $400,000 authorized by Congress to be loaned to the Alabama & Mississippi {Rivers} Railroad Company. They can disburse it under your directions. ***
G. W. Randolph
Secretary of War
{also at Series 1, Vol. 17, Part 2, Page 627}