NA, ENG 8/18A/1863

   Endorsement on telegram from Maj Gen. Maury to Gen Cooper dated Mobile Aug 10, 1863. In regard to taking up iron from Gainesville Branch RR.
   Engineer Bureau 18 Aug 1863. Respectfully returned to the Hon Sec of War.
   The removal of the iron from the Gainesville Branch {the Mississippi, Gainesville & Tuscaloosa RR} is suspended until it has been ascertained that the iron required cannot be obtained from other sources.
A. L. Rives
Lt. Col. & Actg chf Bu.