War of the Rebellion: Serial 125 Page 0952 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

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The transfer of active operations in this military division to Northwestern Georgia rendered the railroads radiating from Memphis,of little service to military operations, and 7 engines and 46 cars were transferred thence to Nashville.

In April 15 engines and 120 cars were taken from the Louisville and Nashville Railroad.

In May 2 engines and 60 cars were impressed from the Kentucky Central Railroad, and 2 engines and 15 cars from the Louisville and Lexington Railroad, in addition to the new U. S. Military Railroad engines and cars constantly arriving from the manufacturers.

The demand for transportation continued to increase, and with all the enlarged facilities it was not fully met until August.

The following statement shows the increase of rolling-stock to June 30, 1864:

On hand February 1-

U. S. Military Railroad engines.............................. 47

Louisville and Nashville engines............................ 3

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Total....................................................... 50

Of the above were disabled and undergoing repairs........... 11

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Leaving available for service February 1.................... 39

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U. S. Military Railroad engines received in-

February.................................................... 17

March....................................................... 21

April....................................................... 12

May......................................................... 24

June ....................................................... 24

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Total....................................................... 98

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Louisville and Nashville Railroad engines impressed in-

April....................................................... 12

May......................................................... 2

Louisville and Lexington engines impressed in May........... 2

Kentucky Central engines impressed in May................... 2

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Total foreign engines employed since February 1............. 18

Sent home at various times prior to June 30................. 16

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On hand, in use June 30..................................... 2

Add number on hand February 1 and still in use June 30...... 3

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Total foreign engines in use June 30........................ 5

RECAPITULATION.

U. S. Military Railroad engines:

On hand February 1.......................................... 47

Received from February 1 to June 30......................... 98

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Total, June 30.............................................. 145

Foreign engines June 30..................................... 5

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U. S. Military Railroad freight cars:

On hand February 1.......................................... 437

Received during-

February.................................................... 183

March....................................................... 203

April....................................................... 334

May......................................................... 163

June........................................................ 132

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Total to June 30, 1864......................................1,452

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