FORM OF REPORT.
Abstract of sales of public property made at ----, under the direction of ----, on the ---- of ----, 186-.
Date Description of Dollar Cts. Dollars Cts.
of property. s. .
Forage and straw.
BARRACKS AND QUARTERS.
Material for ditto.
TRANSPORTATION OF THE
Ships, brigs, and
other sail vessels.
Horses and mules,
Harness of all kinds.
Wagons, carts, drays,
Forages, horse and
mule shoes and nails,
Clothing, and camp and
GENERAL ORDERS, QUARTERMASTER-GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 56.
Washington, D. C., September 28, 1865.
The following order by the President of the United States, in relation to the reliquishment of the Government's control over all railroads in the State of Tennessee and their continuations in adjoining States, now occupied by the U. S. military authorities and no longer needed for military purposes, is published for the information of all officers and agents of the Quartermaster's Department.
M. C. MEIGS,
Brevet Major-General, U. S. Army, Quartermaster-General.
Washington, August 8, 1865.
Major General GEORGE H. THOMAS,
Commanding Military Division of the Tennessee, Nashville, Tenn.:
GENERAL: It having been determined by the Government to relinquish control over all railroads in the State of Tennessee and their continuations in adjoining States that have been in charge of and are now occupied by the U. s. military authorities and no longer needed for military purposes, you are hereby authorized and directed to turn over the same to the respective owners thereof at as early a