Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mobile” in chapter 125, page 473 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8.:
...war is kept up merely for the leaders, and that is a poor cause to fight for.
Meridian is a new town, built in the pine woods, and derives its only importance from its railroad connections.
The Mobile and Ohio Railroad intersects the Southern.
These roads not only afforded the confederates means of communication, but supplies from Mobile and other points were obtained over these roads.
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