NA, ENG 7/26/1864

Engineer Bureau
July 26th 1864
Lt. Col. Minor Meriwether
Savannah, Ga.
   Consistent with proper respect for authorities of Florida, Howard will do everything to forward your work. As soon as possible you will go to Montgomery to assist Mr. Pollard in rebuilding his road {Montgomery & West Point RR}. The War Dept authorizes removal of iron from Gainesville Branch {Mississippi, Gainesville & Tuscaloosa RR}, Mobile & Ohio R. R. Report on connection between Columbus & Montgomery via Union Springs.
   I order Capt. L. P. Grant to Montgomery.
J. F. Gilmer
Maj. Genl. &c