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my absence in North Carolina; Colonel John Clark, in charge of construction Nashville and Northwestern Railroad; E. C. Smeed, division engineer, Second Division; John F. Burgin, division engineer, Fourth Division; W. R. Kingsley, division engineer, Fifth Division; Charles Latimer, division engineer, Seventh Division; William McDonald, assistant engineer, Third Division; M. E. Hart, chief clerk in chief engineer's office; M. B. Saul, chief timekeeper. North Carolina - J. b. Van Dyne, superintendent of transportation; E. C. Smeed, division engineer until May 1, 1865, and afterward resident engineer military railroads North Carolina; S. O. Bull, assistant engineer; William Cessford, master mechanics; H. M. Zook, chief clerk in office of chief engineer and general superintendent.

Several of the supervisor deserve special mention, and it gives me pleasure to name H. H. Rozelle, supervisor bridges, First Division; George Crisman, supervisor bridges, Second Division; G. J. Speer, supervisor, Third Division; A. R. Moore, supervisor carpenters, Fourth Division; H. E. Gray, supervisor track, Firts Division; O. W. Clough, supervisor track, Second Division; T. J. Bones, supervisor track, Third Division; I. N. Carroll, supervisor track, Seventh Division; H. J. Bradford, supervisor saw-mills; Frank McGorvin, supervisor wharf construction. To many of the officers of the Army I am indebted for valuable assistance and efficient co-operation in all our labors, but more especially to Generals Beckwith and Easton, chief commissary of subsistence and chief quartermaster, Military Division of the Mississippi.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. W. WRIGHT,

Chief Engineer Military Railroads United States.

U. S. MILITARY RAILROADS, DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI.

Report of lumber sawed at the mills operated by the Construction Corps.

MILL AT LOUDON.

Description of lumber.

Month. Plank. Timber. Boards. Scant- Total. Shin

ling. gles

.

1864. Feet. Feet. Feet. Feet. Feet. Num-

ber.

June ... ... ... ... a29,000 ..

July 50,000 17,000 40,000 ... 107,000 ...

August 68,000 23,000 12,400 ... 103,400 ...

September 37,000 42,540 26,000 .. 105,500 ...

October 38,332 58,000 87,632 ... 183,964 ...

November 28,000 5,400 105,000 .. 138,400 ...

December 8,500 4,100 85,400 ... 98,000 ...

1865.

January 17,000 ... 65,000 15,000 97,000 ...

February 68,450 15,650 24,500 ... 108,600 ...

March 1,000 39,477 17,000 ... 57,477 ...

April 12,643 ... 70,705 ... 83,348 ...

May 13,689 ... 83,153 ... 96,842 ...

Total 342,614 205,127 616,790 15,000 1,208,531 ...

MILL AT LENOIR.

1864.

June ... ... ... ... a879,444 ...

July 60,000 ... 65,903 2,662 128,656 87,250

August 134,366 ... ... 16,943 151,309 86,500

September 76,305 ... 30,798 19,583 126,686 133,250

October ... ... 85,353 21,558 106,911 142,405

November ... ... 75,539 ... 75,539 191,950

December ... ... 80,348 ... 80,348 260,250

a Assorted.