War of the Rebellion: Serial 126 Page 0967 UNION AUTHORITIES.

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Track.

Feet.

Main track laid (on Cedar Creek bridge).................... 600

Side-track (at Cedar Creek bridge)......................... 200

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Total...................................................... 800

Cedar Creek bridge was in four spans, 74 feet high. Total length 532 feet, and contained 319,200 feet, B. M., of timber. This bridge was completed on the 3rd of May, and the road never having been formally in our possession, was at once commenced to be operated by the company. The cost of labor on the Raleigh and Gaston Railroad amounted to $12,000.

The following tabular statement shows the cost of labor for construction and maintenance of way on the military railroads in the Department of North Carolina from February 1 to June 30, 1865. I have been unable to obtain a statement of expenses for maintenance of way after Colonel Boyd took charge, but I presume the receipts from passengers and freight were during his administration more than sufficient to pay them:

Month. Amount.

1865.

February $128,377.69

March 191,131.11

April 176,433.86

May 95,740.87

June 50,144.68

Total 641,828.21

Monthly average 128,365.64

This amount is chargeable to the different roads in the following proportion:

Atlantic and North Carolina.............................$362,366.30

Wilmington and Weldon................................... 105,028.05

North Carolina.......................................... 162,433.86

Raleigh and Gaston...................................... 12,000.00

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Total................................................... 641,828.21

The cost of materials used on the several roads is given below:

Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad.

Quantity Rate. Total cost.

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iron rails.....tons.. 1,800 $120 per ton $216,000.00

Chairs......pounds... 90,000 8 cents per 7,200.00

pound

Spikes.........do.. 135,000 8 1/2 cents per 11,475.00

pound

Total.. ... ... 234,675.00

Wilmington and Weldon Railroad.

Iron rails...tons.. 40 $120 per ton $4,800.00

Chairs.......pounds.. 2,000 8 cents per 160.00

pound

Spikes..........do.. 3,000 8 1/2 cents per 255.00

pound

Total..... ...... ....... 5,215.00

North Carolina Railroad.

Iron rails.....tons.. 620 $120 per ton $74,400.00

Chairs........pounds.. 31,000 8 cents per 2,480.00

pound

Spikes.........do... 46,500 8 1/2 cents per 3,952.50

pound

Total...... ....... ...... 80,832.50