OR, Series 1, Vol. 26, Part 2, Page 120

Mobile, Ala.
July 23, 1863
Col. B. S. Ewell
   Four companies of Seventeenth Alabama are guarding bridges near Quitman, Red Bluff, Shubuta, and Bucatunna Stations, Mobile & Ohio Railroad. I must withdraw them, as they are artillerists. Can you send troops to replace them?
   Large naval force assembling at Pensacola.
   Can't you stop sending prisoners through here? They interfere with transportation, consume supplies, &c.
Dabney H. Maury