NA, ENG 7/1A/1863

Engineer Bureau
July 1st 1863
Col. S. L. Fremont, Supt Wilmington {& Weldon} Road
Wilmington, N. C.
   The Secretaries of War & Navy direct that good rails be not rolled into gunboat plates, but must be exchanged for old ones. See Flag Officer Lynch, or the agent transporting the iron from the Newbern road {Atlantic & North Carolina RR}. Show him this and make your proposal for exchange to him.
J. F. Gilmer
Col Engrs & Chf of Bu
Sent by Telegram