OR, Series 1, Vol. 45, Part 2, Page 779

Headquarters Military Division of the West
January 12, 1865
Lieut. Gen. Richard Taylor
Commanding, &c.
   General Beauregard instructs me to ask whether the block-houses and small field-works for the protection of the bridges and trestles on the Mobile & Ohio Railroad have been constructed?
I am, general, respectfully, your obedient servant,
General Wm. Brent
Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General
First indorsement
Hdqrs. Dept. of Alabama, Mississippi, &c.
Engineer Office
January 21, 1865
   Respectfully referred to Maj. D. Wintter, engineer in charge, District Mississippi and East Louisiana.
Walter J. Morris
Capt. and Actg. Chief Engineer, Dept. of Ala., Miss., and East La.
Second indorsement
Engineer Office
Meridian, Miss.
January 2, 1865
   Respectfully returned, with the information that no blockhouses or small field-works have been erected on the Mobile & Ohio Railroad.
D. Wintter
Major, Engineers