NA, M&GN 2/20/1864

Engineer Office
Mobile, Jan. 20, 1864
A. S. Gaines, Esq.
Asst Engineer
   In accordance with an order from the Maj. Gen. Comnd'g, you will proceed without delay to inspect the defences for the bridges and trestles on the rail road between Tensas and Pollard {the Mobile & Great Northern RR} and take such measures as to render them efficient.
   It is expected that the officers in command of troops near such points will afford you any requisite assistance.
Very respectfully,
Your obt sv't
?. Freinaux
Capt. Eng. in charge.