NA, ENG 6/16D/1863

Engineer Bureau
June 16th 1863
To Hon. James A. Seddon, Secry of War and
Hon S. R. Mallory, Secry of Navy
   We respectfully recommend that the Charlotte & Statesville railroad in the State of North Carolina {the Atlantic, Tennessee & Ohio RR}, be added to the list of those roads from which the iron may be taken by the Govt for repairing and building main trunk lines of railway and for use in important Naval construction
We are, Gentlemen, Very Respectfully Yr Obt Serts
J. F. Gilmer
Col Engrs & Chf of Bureau
I. M. St. John
Lt. Col. & Chf Nitre & Mining Bu
James A. Seddon, Sec. of War
S. R. Mallory, Sec. of Navy