OR, Series 1, Vol. 17, Part 2, Page 615

Tupelo, Miss.
June 20, 1862
Brig. Gen. D. W. Adams
Commanding Columbus, Miss.  {terminus of a branch of the Mobile & Ohio RR}
   Your communication of the 15th instant has been laid before the commander of the forces, who instructs me to reply as follows:
   Railroad agents, conductors, and other employes must not be arrested or taken away from their offices or trains under the circumstances you report. In all such instances the name of the delinquent will be reported to these headquarters with specific allegations and a brief of the evidence that can unquestionably be adduced against him. Any other course is deemed prejudicial to the effective administration of the road at this time.
Respectfully, your obedient servant,
Thomas Jordan