OR, Series 1, Vol. 39, Part 3, Page 871

Tuscumbia, October 31, 1864
Superintendent of the Mobile and Ohio Railroad  {L. J. Fleming}
   I must have twenty days' supply of rations for this army at Cherokee with the least possible delay. Please give me all the assistance you can in transporting them to that point, and allow the trains from your road to run direct to Cherokee Station {on the Memphis & Charleston RR}, which will avoid transshipment at Corinth; time is of the utmost importance.
J. B. Hood