NA, DSCGF 7/8A/1864

Greensboro N. C.
July 8th 1864
Major S. R. Chisman
Quarter Master
Greensboro N. C.
   I am directed by Maj Genl Gilmer to say to you that he desires you will give instructions to your agents now at work removing iron from the Statesville Road {Atlantic, Tennessee & Ohio RR}, that only so much of the iron must be taken as is necessary for completing the repairs on the Richmond & Danville Road. If however all the iron on the Statesville Road should be needed for this purpose it must all be taken.
Your obt servant
J. H. Alexander
A. A. G.