OR, Series 1, Vol. 16, Part 2, Page 834

Chattanooga, Tenn., September 16, 1862
Col. Samuel Tate
Demopolis, Ala.
   I telegraphed to you this morning a dispatch from General Bragg calling on you to repair the Memphis & Charleston Railroad. The general desires me to impress upon you the importance of making no delay in putting the railroad in running order from Stevenson to Huntsville. The road is but little damaged; but one bridge (that over Paint Rock River) is destroyed. I do not know the condition of the road beyond Huntsville, but will ascertain it in a day or two. Telegraphic communication with Huntsville is reopened. Locomotives and cars have been passed over to the right bank of the river at Bridgeport, and I expect the road to be opened to Murfreesborough by the 23d instant. I will give you every assistance in my power to repair your road. Please inform me what steps have been taken on the work.
Sam. Jones