NA, ENG 7/9C/1864

Engineer Bureau
9 July 1864
Maj Genl J. F. Gilmer  Chf Eng Bureau
Greensboro'  N. C.
   The Sec'y of War desires that (12) twelve miles of the Charlotte & Statesville {Atlantic, Tennessee & Ohio} Railroad iron be left for the repairs of the Charlotte & S Ca {Charlotte & South Carolina} R. R. subject to the order of Mr. William Johnston Presdt of both Roads. Please give instructions to the agents removing the iron. Please acknowledge the receipt by telegraph.
A. L. Rives
Col. &c