OR, Series 1, Vol. 45, Part 2, Page 793

Headquarters Army of Tennessee
Tupelo, Miss, January 18, 1865
Col. L. J. Fleming  {Superintendent, Mobile & Ohio RR}
West Point, Miss.
   The first shipment of about 8,000 troops commences tomorrow morning. They will go by both routes -- Mobile and Selma -- and as rapidly as transportation can be furnished
E. J. Harvie
Colonel and Inspector-General