NA, ENG 12/23/1862

Engineer Bureau
December 23d, 1862
Endorsement on letter from A. L. Maxwell -- dated Chattanooga, Nov. 17th and fearing his contract has been overlooked to (to rebuild Decatur and Bear Creek Bridges M&Char. R. Rd. {Memphis & Charleston RR}) asks Genl Bragg's advice as to the course he is to pursue.
   "No report made as yet by the Engineer officer sent to Bridgeport, his first orders having miscarried. As soon as the report arrives it will be communicated to the Hon. Sec. of War, by direction Colonel J. F. Gilmer Chief Engineer Bureau."
A. L. Rieves
Maj. & Asst. to Chf Engineer