OR, Series 1, Vol. 24, Part 3, Page 1069

Office Chief Quartermaster
February 17, 1863
   Respectfully returned.
   Major McMahon properly represents the spirit of annoyance and opposition that has characterized the Mobile & Ohio Railroad so far as compliance with the late orders of the lieutenant-general commanding, concerning shipment of corn, is concerned.
   A special order to Major McMahon to inspect trains at Meridian and prevent shipments when in conflict with that order is positively required.
L. Mims
Maj. and Chief Q. M. Dept. Miss. and East Louisiana