OR, Series 1, Vol. 31, Part 3, Page 877

Headquarters Cavalry in Mississippi
Okolona  {60 miles south of Corinth on the Mobile & Ohio RR}
December 28, 1863
Major-General Forrest
   I have the honor to inform you that I hope to be ready to move toward you by the route (Russell's) indicated in my communication from Brandon, about the 1st proximo. Some delay has arisen at this point in procuring supplies owing to a break in the railroad {Mobile & Ohio RR}, which has delayed me starting. I received a communication from General Roddey, dated 24th, in which he states that he is to move on the 25th, and that a force had left Corinth for Jackson, Tenn., on the 21st. A part of my command should have struck the railroad before this toward Memphis.
I am, general, very respectfully, yours,
S. D. Lee