OR, Series 1, Vol. 17, Part 2, Page 609

Headquarters Western District
June 18, 1862
Officer in Charge Military Railroad Transportation
   One hundred freight cars and five effective locomotives must be sent as soon as practicable to Grenada, Miss, to be reported to General Ruggles, commanding at that point.
   The commander of the forces desires that these cars and locomotives, as far as practicable, should be taken from the rolling stock of the Memphis & Charleston Railroad now on the Mobile & Ohio Railroad and expects that timely measures will be taken to secure their rapid transit over the railroad from Meridian to Jackson with as little interruption as possible at the same time to the transportation of public stores over same road from Jackson eastward. He thinks with the exercise of proper energy and judgment these trains can be dispatched through without material delay.
   Report to this office the dispatch of these trains and their arrival at Meridian, Jackson, and Grenada.
Respectfully, your obedient servant,
Thomas Jordan