OR, Series 1, Vol. 23, Part 2, Page 706

March 17, 1863
Brigadier-General Jackson
Commanding, &c.
   I regret that a blunder of the operator at Montgomery gave you useless trouble. My dispatch was written on Saturday evening, and so dated; it must have been transmitted on the following morning without the corresponding change in the expression of my time of arrival at Atlanta. The train which left Montgomery {on the Montgomery & West Point RR} on Sunday morning ran off the track, however, and was in that way delayed twelve hours, so that you could not have found me, even had the telegraph operator made no mistake.
J. E. Johnston