War of the Rebellion: Serial 126 Page 0937 UNION AUTHORITIES.

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The following tabular statement shows the cost of labor performed on this road for construction and maintenance of way,and the number of men in the Construction Corps employed each month:

Transportation

Construction Corps. Department.

Month. Number Amount of Amount of Total.

of men. pay-rolls. pay-rolls.

1864.

887 $31,130.16 ---- $31,130.16

January

February 450 35, 183.92 $53,270.73 88,454.65

March 338 26,784.45 51,970.14 78,754.59

April 264 16,324.18 83,233.97 99,558.15

May 144 13,132.81 88,977.16 102,109.97

June 181 12,271.36 99,046.30 111,317.66

July 202 13,856.63 91,534.53 105,391.16

August 157 10,098.73 103,278.39 113,377.12

September 392 7,589.55 112,042.78 119,632.33

October 64 3,891.00 106,443.78 110,334.78

November 56 3,513.78 99, 102,697.32

183.54

December 622 21,290.81 114,568.49 135,869.30

1865.

50 2,688.00 110,944.35 113,632.35

January

February 57 4,389.00 144,909.61 149,298.61

March 97 6,072.50 165,423.61 171,496.11

April 111 7,332.00 154,675.61 162,007.61

May 107 7,748.75 117,329.30 125,078.05

June 63 4,937.75 68,401.58 73,339.33

July 51 2,548.25 61,340.14 63,888.39

August --- --- 67,937.67 67,937.67

September --- --- 21,258.31 21,258.31

Total 4,293 230,783.63 1,915,769.99 2,146,553.62

Monthly 226 12,146.50 95,788.49 102,216.84

average

Summary of cost.

Quantity. Rate. Total cost.

Materials:

Iron rails 11,900 $120 per ton $1,428,000.00

Chairs 595,000 8 cents per pound 47,600.00

Spikes 862,500 8 1/2 cents per 75,862.50

pound

Cross-ties 392,557 50 cents per tie 196,278.50

1,747,741.00

Labor exclusive 1,946,553.62

of that done on

buildings

Contract work 385,216.71

on bridges

Total 4,079,511.33

The Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad was relinquished as a military road and turned over to the company September 15, 1865.

THE NASHVILLE AND DECATUR RAILROAD

Extends from Nashville to the Memphis and Charleston Railroad at a point near Decatur, Ala., and is 120 miles long. The repairs were completed and that road opened in March, 1864. Much of the work in opening it the first time was done by soldiers,and I have no account of the cost of what they did. General Dodge was in command of the force employed on this work. The following statements show the amount of work done and the cost of that done by the Military Railroad Department.

Track.

Miles.

Main track rebuilt in first instance............... 2

Main track rebuilt after Forrest's raid............ 7 1/2

Main track rebuilt after Wheeler's raids........... 22

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Total main track................................... 31 1/2