OR, Series 1, Vol. 51, Part 2, Page 802

Montgomery, Ala.
December 31, 1864
Maj. Gen. H. Cobb
Macon, Ga.
   General Hood, under date of the 27th, headquarters in the field, dispatches General Taylor that some spare troops from Corinth have been ordered down the Mobile {& Ohio} road to drive enemy away, and requests that he co-operate from below with sufficiently large force to accomplish this purpose. Colonel Miles, at Corinth, says enemy's gun-boats have all gone down river and that railroad is but slightly damaged this side of Tupelo, which will be repaired in a few days.
Geo. Wm. Brent
Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General