OR, Series 1, Vol. 39, Part 3, Page 844

October 23, 1864
General J. B. Hood
Headquarters Army of Tennessee
   Your dispatch of 20th received. Railroad west {the Memphis & Charleston RR, between Corinth and Memphis} has been destroyed. I have 5,000 troops between Tennessee River and Memphis. Advise me what quantity of supplies you will probably need at point named, so I may make adequate arrangements for transportation. Garrison already at Corinth and trains running east toward Tuscumbia. General Roddey will be instructed to co-operate with you.
R. Taylor