NA, QMR 10/29/1863

Richmond Va., October 29, 1863
States that the O&A RRd {Orange & Alexandria RR} cannot complete the switch early enough to use this winter and asks that the proper officer be ordered to furnish H. W. Vandergrift Supt with twenty men and as many shovels half dozen picks and a small quantity of cast steel for drills.
Maj F. W. Sims
Referred to Capt W H Irvin QM at Charlottesville Va to furnish the necessary labor &c if it can be obtained. He must make every effort as hands cannot be sent from any other quarter. He will keep an accurate account of the labor and material furnished by the Govt and send report of same to Maj Sims Supt RR Bureau.
A R Lawton  QM Genl
Entry in Quartermaster General's Letters Received Register