R. P,. Boyce ordered to take his mechanics to Camp Ford to enlarge stockade, May 2, 1864
Capt. C. M. Mason requested to order Capt. R. P. Boyce and all of the mechanics under him, currently at Columbia, Texas, to proceed to Camp Ford at Tyler and Camp Groce at Hempstead, to enlarge the stockades due to the prisoners captured during the Red River Campaign. They are to take their tools with them.