War of the Rebellion: Serial 126 Page 0954 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

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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:

Construction Corps. Transpor-

tation De-

partment.

Month. Number of Amount of Amount of Total.

men. pay-rolls. pay-rolls.

1864.

March 368 $21,974.93 ... $21,974.93

April 458 17,008.75 $4,279.85 21,288.60

May 1,467 91,434.66 7,858.19 99,292.85

June 1,052 52,807.31 12,400.71 65,208.02

July 1,063 67,081.60 17,788.75 34,870.35

August 1,213 50,792.45 18,630.36 69,422.81

September 897 42,516.71 21, 180.38 63,697.09

October 2,002 124588.40 23,902.27 148,490.67

November 1,977 101,578.27 20, 182.81 121,761.67

December ... ... 1,447.58 1,447.58

1865.

January 559 11,960.85 16,282.14 28,242.99

February 106 1,325.00 21,780.46 23,105.46

March ... ... 21,610.49 21,610.49

April ... ... 21,384.34 21,384.34

May 888 44,002.75 28,082.50 72,085.25

June 1,112 85,070.06 29,802.92 114,872.98

July 467 33,353.48 42,272.96 75,826.44

August 364 14,527.60 54,178.22 68,705.82

September 143 3,613.95 23,744.36 27,358.31

Total. 14,136 763,936.77 386,809.29 1,150,746.06

Monthly 642 34,724.40 20,358.38 60,565.58

average.

In the reconstruction of this road in 1865 some work was done on the Atlanta end by order of General Wilson. The cost and description of this work, other than that done by soldiers, was as per settlement of General Winslow and Grant & Co., as follows:

Seven Hundred and twenty-five feet bridging over Chattahoochee River, at $11 per lineal foot............................$7,965.00

Amount for track laying, as per check-roll............... 7,167.00

Amount for work done at culvert near Vining's............ 528.00

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Total....................................................15,670.0 0

Summary of cost.

Quantity Rate. Total cost.

.

Materials:

Iron rails....tons.. 9,960 $120 per tons $1,195,200.00

Chairs.......pounds.. 566,000 8 cents per 45,280.00

pound

Spikes.........do.. 849,000 8 1/2 cents 72,165.00

per pound

Cross-ties......... 129,000 50 cents per 64,500.00

tie

1,377,145.00

Labor, as per tabular ....... ............ 1,150,746.06

statement.............

Contract work on ....... ............ 25,757.63

bridges

Work done by Grant & ....... ............ 15,670.00

Co

Total ....... ............ 2,569,318.69

In the above calculation I have deducted the seventeen miles of rails laid by General Wilson, as this was all old and damaged iron.