War of the Rebellion: Serial 126 Page 0586 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

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Memphis and Charleston and Mississippi Central line.

In West Tennessee and North Mississippi the railroad was opened and abandoned during the year as follows:

Operated to Grand Junction, 52 miles, from Memphis, July 1, 1864.

Opened to Holly Springs, Miss., 75 miles, August 2, 1864.

Opened to Tallahatchie River, 100 miles, August 6, 1864.

Abandoned back to Grand Junction August 18, 1864.

Reopened to Tallahatchie River August 23, 1864.

Abandoned again to Grand Junction August 24, 1864.

Abandoned to White's Station, 10 miles, September 6, 1864.

Abandoned to Memphis October 15, 1864.

Opened to Collierville, 24 miles, December 20, 1864.

Abandoned January 1, 1865.

Reopened to Germantown, 15 miles, February 28, 1865.

Abandoned March 4, 1865.

Reopened to Collierville, 24 miles, March 24, 1865.

Reopened to La Fayette, 32 miles, April 2, 1865.

Reopened to Moscow, 39 miles, May 13, 1865.

Reopened to La Grance, 49 miles, May 14, 1865.

Reopened to Grand Junction, 52 miles, May 20, 1865.

Opened to Pocahontas, 75 miles, June 30, 1865.

Each time the road was abandoned it was badly damaged; bridges, trestles, and cattle guards were burned and several miles of track torn up.

Mobile and Ohio line, 26 miles.

That portion of the Mobile and Ohio Railroad between Columbus, Ky., and Union City, Tenn., twenty-six miles, was reopened May 15, 1865, having been abandoned after Forrest's raid in May, 1864, and not afterward used

Summary of distances operated during the year ending June 30, 1865.

Terminal stations.

Name of line. From - To - Length.

Nashville and Nashville Chattanooga Miles.

Chattanooga

151

Nashville, Decatur and ...do... Stevenson 200

Stevenson

Nashville and ...do... Johnsonville 78

Northwestern

Nashville and ...do... Clarksville 62

Clarksville

Shelbyville Branch Wartrace Shelbyville 9

Chattanooga and Chattanooga Knoxville 112

Knoxville

Cleveland and Dalton Cleveland Dalton 27

Knoxville and Bristol Knoxville Carter's 110

Station

Rogersville and Bull's Gap Near 12

Jefferson Rogersville

Chattanooga and Chattanooga Atlanta 136

Atlanta

Rome Branch Kingston Rome 17

Atlanta and Macon Atlanta Rough and 11

Ready

Memphis and Charleston Memphis Pocahontas 75

Mississippi Central Grand Tallahatchie 48

Junction River.

Mobile and Ohio Columbus, Crockett, 35

Ky. Tenn.

Louisville City River Louisville 2

Landing and Nashville

Railroad

Depot

Total ... ... 1,085