NA, ENG 3/17/1864

Engineer Bureau
March 17, 1864
Col. C. F. M. Garnett, Comr &c
   I respy call your attention to the importance of removing the R. R. iron from the Gainesville Branch {the Mississippi, Gainesville & Tuscaloosa RR} of the Mobile & Ohio R Road. The Hon sec of war & Maj Meriwether are both in favor of taking steps for its removal with as little delay as possible.
Yours Very Resp'y
A. L. Rives
Lt Col &c &c