OR, Series 1, Vol. 17, Part 2, Page 612

Tupelo, Miss.
June 19, 1862
Hon. George W. Randolph
Secretary of War
   The completion of the Mississippi and Alabama {Alabama & Mississippi Rivers} Railroad from Meridian to Selma is a military necessity. The appropriation made by Congress will effect it in a short time. Can the money be had, or may I use military funds?
Braxton Bragg