OR, Series 1, Vol. 45, Part 2, Page 716

Engineer Office
Mobile, Ala.
December 20, 1864
Maj. James H. Alexander
Assistant Adjutant-General
Engineer Bureau
Richmond, Va.
   I have the honor to submit the following report of operations for the month of November, 1864, in the Department of Alabama, Mississippi , and East Louisiana . ***** During the month I visited, with Major-General Smith, the Army of Tennessee, at Tuscumbia and Florence, Ala., with a view of making arrangements for rendering such assistance to that army as this department could furnish, to facilitate its operations beyond the Tennessee River. Maj. D. Wintter was put in charge of all operations tending to this result and stationed at Corinth, Miss. The following is his report for these and other operations in the District of Mississippi and East Louisiana:
   ***** on the Tennessee River; ferry established at Cheatham's and Garner's Ferries, on the Tennessee River, and the supply-train for General Hood's army forwarded. The Memphis & Charleston Railroad from Corinth, Miss., to Barton Station, Ala., repaired.
   ***** The ferries established at Cheatham's and Garner's Ferries were kept in operation by the engineer troops. The repairs on the railroad were made by engineer troops and engineer negro force.
   ***** At Coosa and Yellow Leaf bridges, on the Alabama & Tennessee River Railroad, laborers were engaged on the road between the two points and in finishing redoubt at the latter place.
I have the honor to be, major, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Saml. H. Lockett
Colonel and Chief Engineer, Dept. of Ala., Miss., and East La.