War of the Rebellion: Serial 079 Page 0197 Chapter LI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

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Application, approximately estimated.

Surveys in the Department of the Cumberland. . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,000. 00

Receiving, hauling, storing, and forwarding material

for Department of the Cumberland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,000. 00

Constructing 150 block-houses, water-tanks, and three

reservoir tanks, Department of the Cumberland. . . . . . . . . . . 3,500. 00

Labor on pontoon bridge prepared at this place. . . . . . . . . . 1,000. 00

Block-houses built here for Department of the

Cumberland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13,000. 00

Temporary buildings and saw-mills. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,500. 00

Temporary defenses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,337. 54.

Estimated cost of ordnance magazine, store-houses, and

branch trestle railroad. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100,000. 00

Expended on-

Fort Negley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,000. 00

Old Fort Morton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,000. 00

New Fort Morton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40,000. 00

Fort Houston. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38,323. 53

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Total. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232,661. 09

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SUMMARY.

Expended on-

Fort Negley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $101,313. 95

Old Fort Morton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,000. 00

New Fort Morton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40,000. 00

Fort Houston. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38,323. 53

Capitol Hill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,000. 00

Casino Hill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,000. 00

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Expended on forts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205,637. 48

Expended in Department of the

Cumberland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $32,900. 00

Temporary defenses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21,837. 54

Temporary buildings, Nashville. . . . . 5,500. 00

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60,237. 54

Expended on magazine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100,000. 00

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Expended and due at Nashville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365,875. 02

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In addition to the expenses incurred here as stated above, there has been expended:

By engineer agency, mostly for cast, drays, harness,

barrows, &c. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $148,246. 27

Of which there has been turned over to other places

and to the quartermaster's department. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69,360. 27

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Leaving a chargeable balance of. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78,886. 00

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Of which amount 721 drays on hand cost. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46,865. 00

91 carts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,640. 00

1,118 sets harness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16,211. 00

Saw-mill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,500. 00

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Total. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69,216. 00

It is probable, therefore, that more than $10,000 from the engineer agency has been applied and expended on the work here. The drays were ordered and were mostly useless, as the material was so poor that the quartermaster's department would not take them. The carts ordered were useful, and large numbers, nearly all, were turned over to the quartermaster's department and sent to other places. It may be added that all employes in the engineer department draw rations from the commissary department, and that the quartermaster's department furnishes horses and forage. If other articles have been purchased by