NA, ENG 10/16A/1863

Engineer Bureau
October 16th 1863
Capt. L. P. Grant Engr Corps
Atlanta, Ga.
   Please inform me, if you can, by telegram, about how much of the Blue Mountain & Rome Railroad {Alabama & Tennessee River RR} is graded and approximately how long it would take to complete grading of the whole road, with as strong a force as could be worked to advantage.
A. L. Rives
Lt Col & Actg Chf of Bu
Sent by Telegram