Charles Dimmock Compiled Service Record, M331, National Archives
Richd, May 2/61
To Col. R. S. Garnett,
Capt. Carter of this department has just returned from Harpers Ferry and reports that a large portion of the machinery and all the materials are still unmoved. I am so impressed with the importance of securing this property that I report these facts for the information of the Genl. in Chief.
If more expedition be not made may # it not be recaptured?
I am very Respy
Col. Of Ordnance.
(# the machinery)