NA, ENG 7/24/1864

Engineer Bureau
July 24th 1864
Capt. E. T. D. Myers
Roanoke Station R. & D. R. R.  {Richmond & Danville RR}
   I am instructed by Maj. Genl. Gilmer to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of 22d inst and to say in reply that he has already sent you instructions by telegraph to remove the eleven miles of stringer track on the Statesville Road {Atlantic, Tennessee & Ohio RR} to Statesville, which he supposes you have received. The matter of the exposed condition of the N. C. R. R. has already been brought to notice by the recent destruction of bridges, and the propriety of guarding them more effectually in the future will be urged upon the Hon Sec'y of War.
   Your work of relaying the slab track on the R. & D. R. R. is, as you have supposed, in accordance with the views of the Bureau.
I am Captain, Resp'y &c
J. H. Alexander
Maj & A. A. G.