War of the Rebellion: Serial 126 Page 0941 UNION AUTHORITIES.

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The following statement shows the cost of labor for construction and maintenance of way:

Month. Amount of pay- Month. Amount of pay-

rolls. rolls.

1864. 1865.

--- $16,029.36

January January

February $2,333.85 February 13,259.40

March 1,834.38 March 14,517.26

April 7,263.68 April 14,121.81

May 9,523.28 May 13,880.40

June 11, 184.42 June 11,253.02

July 9,418.08 July 8,691.05

August 13,287.07 August 10,491.98

September 13,178.75 September 7,738.41

October 13,521.60

November 10,574.97 Total 216,308.18

December 14,205.41 Monthly 10,815.40


Summary of cost.

Quantity. Rate. Total cost.


Iron rails....tons.. 360 $120 per ton $43,200.00

Chairs.......pounds.. 18,000 8 cents per 1,440.00


Spikes.........do... 27,000 8 1/2 cents 2,295.00

per pound

Cross-ties 57,500 50 cents per 28,750.00



Labor $216,308.18

Contract work on 88,442.33 304,750.51


Total 380,435.51

This portion of the Memphis and Charleston Railroad was relinquished as a military road and turned over to the company September 1, 1865.


Or East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad extends from Chattanooga to Knoxville, 110 miles, with a branch from Cleveland to Dalton twenty-seven miles long. Repairs were commenced on this road in January, 1864, and it was completed to the Tennessee River, at Loudon, on the 13th of February following. The portion of the road north of the Tennessee River had not been injured and was being operated with the rolling-stock captured by the Union forces at Knoxville. A trestle bridge over the Tennessee River was immediately commenced, and the work upon it had progressed so far that it would have been completed on the 14th of March, but on the 25th of February General Schofield, commanding the Department of the Ohio, ordered the work to be stopped, and it was not resumed until March 12. The trestle bridge was completed on the 13th of April, and trains commenced running through between Chattanooga and Knoxville.


The track of this road had been broken and injured in a number of places, but none of the breaks were of great extent. The longest one was that next to Chattanooga, being about three miles long. The