NA, QMR 1/16B/1863

Richmond Va., January 16, 1863
Requests that the within mentioned RR iron be collected by agents of QM Dept.
Col J F Gilmer    Eng Bureau
Respectfully referred to the QMGenl for report as to his ability to comply with the suggestions herein.
By order of the Secty of War
I respectfully submit that upon the order of the Secretary of War directing the iron herein referred to to be taken, the Railroad authorities if requested to do so would have it collected and delivered more promptly than it could be otherwise done. In case Weldon should fall the Clarksville Road {The Roanoke Valley RR} in connection with the river navigation will form our only connection with the South. The iron on that road should not be taken. The QM Department if directed by the Secretary to do so will make every effort to secure the collection and delivery of this iron to the Piedmont Road.
A. C. Myers  Qr Mr Genl
Entry in Quartermaster General's Letters Received Register