War of the Rebellion: Serial 126 Page 0588 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

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The following table shows the quantity of transportation sent from Nashville upon requisitions of the quartermaster's department only:

Number of cars used.

Month. Stores. Troops. Empty.

July 3,208 300 ...

August 3,166 325 282

September 2,698 144 1,081

October 3,698 563 1,699

November 1,671 1,249 1,307

December 360 137 783

January 2,420 346 479

February 2,415 399 854

March 2,169 588 195

April 2,639 330 738

May 1,935 406 1,020

June 2,677 886 244

Total 29,056 5,673 8,682

Monthly average 2,421 1/3 472 3/4 723 1/2

Continuation. Number of cars

used.

Month. Total. Tons of Number of

stores. troops.

July 3,508 25,664 18,000

August 3,773 25,328 19,100

September 3,923 21,584 10,297

October 5,960 29,584 31,150

November 4,227 13,368 65,450

December 1,280 2,280 6,850

January 3,245 19,360 17,300

February 3,668 19,320 19,950

March 2,952 17,352 24,400

April 3,707 21,112 16,500

May 3,361 15,480 20,300

June 3,807 21,416 34,419

Total 43,411 232,448 283,716

Monthly average 3,617 7/12 19,337 1/3 23,643

The following table exhibits the total movement of cars at Nashville Station during the year, excluding those used for local railroad purposes:

Month. Forwarded. Received. Total.

July 4,618 4,493 9,111

August 4,781 4,744 9,525

September 4,384 4,058 8,442

October 6,225 6,031 12,256

November 4,764 5,569 10,333

December 1,754 1,622 3,376

January 4,571 4,271 8,842

February 4,710 4,718 9,428

March 3,990 4,379 8,339

April 5,110 5,331 10,441

May 4,113 4,584 8,697

June 4,437 4,793 9,230

Total 53,457 54,563 108,020

Monthly average 4,454 4,546 9,001

The foregoing figures will perhaps give some idea of the magnitude of movements through this military division.

As an item to show the peculiar hazard attending military railroad operations, it may be stated that during the last six months of the fiscal year the wrecking train picked up and carried to Nashville sixteen wrecked engines and 294 car-loads of car-wheels, axles, bridge-irons, & c. Most of the wrecks were caused by guerrillas and rebel raids.