NCA, RRB 6/23/1864

Confederate States of America

Quartermaster's Department

Rail Road Bureau Richmond June 23rd, 1864
Major J. D. Whitfield
Dear Sir,
   I have this day made the applications for Dill and Lawrence but can encourage you to but little hope. The Secy of War positively declines new details till the campaign is over. Lawrence can only be had by the consent of his present employer and this I co not anticipate he will give. The effort tomorrow shall be made in both cases.
Yours truly
F. W. Sims
Lt. Col. & Q. M.