OR, Series 1, Vol. 45, Part 1, Page 652

Richmond, Va.
February 15, 1865
General S. Cooper
Adjutant and Inspector General
   ***** On the 2d of December the army took position in front of Nashville, about two miles from the city. ***** We had captured sufficient railroad stock to use the road to Pulaski {Tennessee} {the Nashville & Decatur RR}, and it was already in successful operation. *****
Respectfully, your obedient servant,
J. B. Hood