NA, ENG 4/28B/1864

Engineer Bureau
April 28th, 1864
Maj. S. W. Pressman
Actg Chf Engr Army of Tenn -- Dalton Ga
   Yours of 2d inst, in relation to duplication of bridges in the W&A R. R. {Western & Atlantic RR} from Atlanta to Chattanooga has been duly recd.
   Messr Maxwell & Co have already contracted with Lt Col Minor Meriwether for the construction of the Tombigbee River bridge {on the Alabama & Mississippi Rivers RR} and have been duplicating bridges of East Tenn & Va RR & it is possible that the work now on their hands may fully occupy their attention. Capt. L. P. Grant of the Engrs has already I believe duplicated a portion of the bridges, and I wrote to him today to make arrangements to duplicate as promptly as possible such bridges as may be considered most important to the public service.
   You will please communicate with him on the subject & cooperate with him in obtaining the services of Messr Maxwell & Co. or others responsible parties.
Respy Yours
A. L. Rives
Col &c &c