OR, Series 1, Vol. 32, Part 2, Page 768

Mobile, February 19, 1864
Lieutenant-General Polk
   By very hard work we saved all stores at Meridian; all at Enterprise, including all Government cotton in shipping order, except corn in the shuck. Everything below Enterprise will be saved. Our shop tools at Enterprise and all our rolling-stock except eight or ten cars have been saved. The whole movement was conducted with the utmost coolness and deliberation, and was entirely successful. The Government is indebted in a great measure for these results to Major George Whitfield, who remained with me and rendered the most valuable assistance. I shall communicate these facts to President Davis, and will thank you to indorse them.
 L. J. Fleming
Chief Engr. and Gen. Supt. Mobile & Ohio Railroad