NA, DSCGF 6/27B/1864

Greensboro N. C.
June 27th 1864
Col. Jno. A. Gilmer
Commdg Post
Salisbury N. C.
   It has become a military necessity to remove a part of the iron from the Rail Road from Charlotte to Statesville {Atlantic, Tennessee & Ohio RR} in order to repair the Richmond & Danville Road which has been broken by the enemy and Lieut. Col. Jno. J. Clarke has been assigned to the duty of collecting & forwarding the iron to Danville Va. Should he find a military force necessary to support his operations I have to request that you will furnish such troops as you can spare from your command for this purpose should Col. Clarke find it necessary to make application to you for assistance.
I am Col.
Your obt servant
J. F. Gilmer
Maj Genl & Chf Engr