NA, ENG 4/28A/1864

Engineer Bureau
April 28th, 1864
Lt Col. Minor Meriwether
Commissioner for removal of RR iron &c
   I am authorized by the Secy of War to instruct you to take active & earnest measures to press forward the completion of the grading of the Blue Mountain & Rome R. R. {Alabama & Tennessee River RR} connection, securing cross ties & iron as promptly as practicable so that the track may be laid down with all possible dispatch.
Very Respy Your Obdt Servt
A. L. Rives
Col &c &c