NA, ENG 11/27/1862

Engineer Bureau
Richmond, Novemb. 27th '62
Capt. L. P. Grant
Prov. Engr. Corps -- Atlanta, Geo.   
   A letter from the Hon. Thos. A. Walker of Alabama inquiring into the probability of the Ala. & Tenn. {River} R. Rd. Company procuring tools from the Confederate States for the construction of the link of the R. Roads under your supervision, has been referred to this Bureau. It has been suggested to us that the completion of the Selma & Meridian  connection {the Alabama & Mississippi Rivers RR} a large supply might be obtained from that quarter. Your attention for inquiry and report is called to the subject. 
Very Respectfully Yours
J. F. Gilmer
Colonel of Engrs. in chrge of Bu.