OR, Series 1, Vol. 39, Part 2, Page 799

Hdqrs. District of Central and North Alabama
Talladega, Ala.
August 26, 1864
Lieut. Col. George Deas
Chief of Staff, Hdqrs. Dept. of Ala., Miss., and E. La.
Meridian, Miss.
   A telegram from Major-General Maury, urging me to send to Mobile at once all the troops that could be spared from my district, was received about midnight of the 24th instant. ***** The troops above referred to have been sent by first train after the reception of General Maury's order. In consequence of an unfortunate railroad accident {must be on the Alabama & Tennessee River RR} there was no train yesterday.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Danl. W. Adams
Brigadier-General, Commanding