Confederate States of America. Engineer Department. LETTERS AND TELEGRAMS SENT BY THE ENGINEER BUREAU OF THE CONFEDERATE WAR DEPARTMENT, 1861-1864.
Washington, D.C.: National Archives, 1965
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 628; v. National Archives record group 109.
This is a collection of five bound volumes of letters and telegrams sent by the chief of engineers to army officers, government officials, and civilians in the Confederacy. The Engineer Bureau was involved in activities such as the construction of permanent and field fortifications, fording of rivers, and reconnaissance and survey operations. Copybooks containing telegrams and letters covering the period from 1861 to 1864, are arranged in chronological order. The collection is incomplete since some material was probably destroyed during the Confederate retreat.