OR, Series 1, Vol. 49, Part 2, Page 1232

April 13, 1865
Lieutenant-Colonel Meriwether
   Report result of your reconnaissance to Catawba bridge, and send some one to reconnoiter and report condition of railroad from Selma to Montevallo {the Alabama & Tennessee River RR}. Keep the rope and go on rapidly with Tombigbee bridge {on the Alabama & Mississippi Rivers RR}. Have given no instructions to interfere with your operations on that work.
By order of Lieutenant-General Taylor:
W. F. Bullock, Jr.
Assistant Adjutant-General