OR, Series 1, Vol. 45, Part 2, Page 792

Headquarters Military Division of the West
Tupelo, Miss, January 18, 1865
General J. B. Hood
Commanding Army of Tennessee
   Understanding that the transportation of Lee's corps will be ready in the morning. I desire the movement of Lee's corps from here to Augusta, via Montgomery, Macon, and Milledgeville, should commence as soon as practicable. The troops should leave here with at least twenty rounds of ammunition in their cartridge-boxes, with three days' cooked rations, which should be renewed at Meridian and Montgomery, and four days at Macon. The troops sent via Mobile will renew their rations at that point, instead of Meridian. The artillery moving from Columbus, Miss., will be supplied with rations and forage sufficient to last to Montgomery, where they will renew their supplies, as well as at Macon. Your chief quartermaster and commissary will make the necessary arrangements for the rapid transportation of these troops to their destination
Respectfully, your obedient servant,
G. T. Beauregard