NA, RRB 3/13/1863

Engineers Office
Mobile March 13th 1863
Hon. J. A. Seddon
Secretary of War
Richmond Va
   I have the honor to apply for a Captaincy in the new corps of Engineer troops.
   I have been in the service of the Government nearly twelve months. Early in April 1862 I was appointed by the Hon G. W. Randolph Engineer and Agent for the Ala & Miss Rivers Rail Road and for the last three months have been acting as Assistant Engineer in this department.
I am Very Respectfully
Your Obt. Servant
A. S. Gaines