NA, ENG 7/22G/1864

Engineer Bureau
July 22, 1864
Hon. Jas. A. Seddon
Sec'y of War
   I resp'y request that you will authorize the impressment of the iron on the Gainesville branch {the Mississippi, Gainesville & Tuscaloosa RR} of the Mobile & Ohio R. Rd.
   The impressment of this iron is imperatively demanded by the interest of the public service.
Resp'y &c
J. F. Gilmer
Maj Genl. &c