NA, DSCGF 6/27/1864

Greensboro N. C.
June 27th 1864
Special Order No 2
   To repair the Rail Road between Danville and Richmond Va {Richmond & Danville RR} which has been broken by the enemy, Lieut. Col. Jno. J. Clarke, Engnr. Corps, will take immediate steps to procure iron from the Charlotte & Statesville Road {Atlantic, Tennessee & Ohio RR} & have it sent forward to Danville Va. He will make application to Maj. S. R. Chisman Q. M. at Greensboro for the laboring force & all transportation necessary, & for such other assistance as it may be in the powers of Major Chisman to furnish. With a view to hasten forward the work Col. Clarke will proceed at once to Charlotte N. C. & organize such force a can be obtained for taking up & removing the iron. He is authorized to impress all agents, mechanics & laborers that may be necessary.
   The speedy completion of this work is necessary to the supply of the Army of Northern Virginia & no obstacle must be allowed to interfere with its progress. Military support will be furnished by Col. Jno. A. Gilmer, commdg at Salisbury, if required. Lt. Col. Clarke having completed the duty assigned to him will return at once to the Staunton River Bridge on the R&D RR.
   By command of Maj Genl Gilmer
J. A. Alexander
Maj. & A. A. G.