OR, Series 1, Vol. 39, Part 2, Page 565

May 1, 1864
General Braxton Bragg
   General Polk has been actively engaged in the reconstruction of the railroads in this State. The Mobile & Ohio road is now in running order to Baldwyn {297 miles north of Mobile}, and will shortly be completed to Corinth. The Southern road to Jackson will be ready for travel in about two weeks, and the {Mississippi} Central and New Orleans {New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern RR} roads are being rapidly repaired. I could not see Colonel Tate at Demopolis. He had been absent some time, and his locality not known. General Polk informed me that Colonel Tate would go to Richmond on his return to Demopolis.
I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
George Wm. Brent
Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General