NA, DSCGF 7/10B/1864

Greensboro N. C. 10 July 1864
Col. A. L. Rives
Richmond Va
Your telegram of yesterday received. I had ordered that no more iron be taken from Statesville Road {Atlantic, Tennessee & Ohio RR} than was necessary to make the vital repairs on {Richmond &} Danville Road. Ask the Sec. of War to authorize my instructions to agent to remain in this form. Reply.
J. F. Gilmer
Maj Genl & Chf Engr Bureau
Sent by telegram