War of the Rebellion: Serial 126 Page 0948 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

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Water Stations.

Fourteenth of these were built and located, as shown in the following table, containing in the aggregate 63,700 feet, B. M., of lumber:

Distance Capacity Remarks




7 1/2 One tank

16 1/2 ...do... Discontinued.

17 1/2 ...do... Destroyed and rebuilt.

24 1/2 ...do... Destroyed.

27 1/2 ...do...

28 ...do...

45 ...do...

53 1/2 Two tanks

59 1/4 One tank Do.

66 1/4 ...do... Do.

71 3/4 ...do...

75 1/4 ...do... Destroyed and rebuilt.

77 1/2 ...do... Do.

78 Two tanks Do.

Saw-mill No. 1, at Johnsonville, was run by our department during the months of September, October, and November, 1864, and during that time cut 488,000 feet, B. M., of lumber.


Work done by soldiers.-The Twelfth Regiment U. S. Colored Infantry, commanded by Colonel Thompson, commenced work on the 15th of November, 1863, and were delivered April 23, 1864. Average number of men employed during this time, 200.

The Thirteenth Regiment U. S. Colored Infantry, commanded by Colonel John A. Hottenstein, commenced work on the 19th of November, 1863, and were relieved May 10, 1864. Average number of men employed, 500.

The First Missouri Engineers, commanded by Colonel Henry Flad, commenced work on the 24th of February, 1863, and were relieved August 1, 1864. Average number of men employed, 1,000.

The First Michigan Engineers, commanded by Colonel William P. Innes, were employed on the road from some time, but I was unable to get a statement of the number of effective men or the length of time they worked.

All this work by soldiers, together with all done by civilian laborers up to September 1, 1864, is properly chargeable to construction of new road.

The following tabular statements of cost of labor performed and materials purchased previous to the time the road was placed entirely under the control of the Military Railroad Department have been furnished by Major A. W. Wills, assistant quartermaster, from the