November 3, 1862, Tri-Weekly Telegraph (Houston)
We are informed by travelers that the railroad fare from Shreveport to Vicksburg is as follows: To Monroe, 110 miles, $18; Monroe to Tallula, by rail 55 miles, $8; Tallula to Vicksburg, 25 miles by stage, $7 to $9. The roads are said to be very good. Most of the travel is soldiers on furlough. The prices look rather steep.