War of the Rebellion: Serial 126 Page 0940 CORRESPONDENCE,ETC.

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THE MEMPHIS AND CHARLESTON RAILROAD

Extends from Memphis, Tenn., to Stevenson, Ala., and is 271 miles long. The eastern end of this line, from Stevenson to near Decatur, eighty miles long, war repaired and put in running order in March, 1864. The following statements show the amount of work done on it by this department and the cost of same:

Track.

Feet.

Main track.................................... 18,440

Sidings at-

Decatur Junction.............................. 275

Fackler's..................................... 700

Stevenson..................................... 2,900

Chattanooga................................... 1,800

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Total track................................... 24,115

Or 4 miles 2,995 feet.

Bridges.

Location. Height. Length. Remarks. Rebuilt.

Feet. Feet. Feet.

Little Piney Rebuilt

15 109 109

Big Piney 12 153 ....do.... 153

Big Limestone 10 210 ....do.... 210

Little Limestone 13 72 ....do.... 72

Beaver Dam 22 252 Not destroyed ---

Bradford's Creek 26 32 ....do.... ---

Indian Creek 17 154 Rebuilt 154

Flint River 25 302 Rebuilt twice 604

Hurricane Creek 12 271 Rebuilt 271

Paint Rock 38 313 Rebuilt twice 626

Mud Creek 14 315 Rebuilt 315

Crow Creek 20 265 ....do.... 265

Total --- 2,448 2,779

Feet.

Total bridging..................................2,448

Deduct amount not destroyed..................... 284

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2,164

Add amount rebuilt..............................2,779

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Total built by Government.......................4,779

A portion of this bridging was built by contract and cost $88,442.33.

Water stations.

Where built. Number of Where built. Number of

tanks. ranks.

Little Piney 1 Brownsborough 1

Huntsville 2 Near Woodville 1

Gurley's 2 Stevenson 4

Scottsborough 1

Indian Creek 1 Total 15