War of the Rebellion: Serial 126 Page 0986 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

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These shops were supplied with machinery partly seized or purchased in the country and partly obtained from Northern manufacturers.

The shops at nashville, particularly, were on a large scale, as at times 100 engines and more than 1,000 cars were there at once, it being the main terminal station of 500 miles of road running from it east, south, and west. Extensive store-houses were also built at Nashville and Chattanooga, and kept supplied with all necessary materials to rebuilt or repair track bridges, buildings, engines, or cars to any reasonable extent.

The general intention was to make these two cities the great centers toward which all operations should converge; where supplies of all kind could be obtained in case the roads were cut in their rear; where repairs of any kind or to any extent could be made, and in case communication was destroyed between them, operations could be conducted from either with facility in any direction.

The following tabular statement exhibits the development of these lines during the five months from February 4 to June 30:

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

Statement of lines operated from February 4, 1864, to June 30, 1864.

IN USE FEBRUARY 4, 1864.

Name of line. From - To - Length.

Miles.

Nashville and Nashville Chattanooga 151

Chattanooga

Nashville, Decatur Nashville Dark's Mill 39

and Stevenson

Nashville, Decatur Stevenson Huntesville 60

and Stevenson

Chattanooga and Chattanooga Charleston 42

Knoxville

Total.......... ........ .......... 292

IN USE JUNE 30, 1864.

Nashville and Nashville Chattanoga 151

Chattanooga

Nashville, Decatur Nashville Stevenson 200

and Stevenson

Nashville and Nashville Tennessee 78

Northwestern River

Chattanooga and Chattanooga Knoxville 112

Knoxville

Chattanooga and Chattanooga Big Shanty 107

Atlanta

Cleveland and Dalton Cleveland Dalton 27

Rome Branch Kingston Rome 17

Louisville City River Landing L. & N. R. R. 2

depot

Total............ ....... .......... 694

IN USE AT ANY TIME FROM FEBRUARY 4, 1864, TO JUNE 30, 1864.

Nashville and Nashville Chattanooga 151

Chattanooga

Shelbyville Branch Wartrace Shelbyville 9

McMinnville and Tullahoma McMinnville 35

Manchester

Nashville, Decatur Nashville Stevenson 200

and Stevenson

Mount Pleasant Branch Columbia Mount Pleasant 12

Nashville and Nashville Tennessee 78

Northwestern River

Chattanooga and Chattanooga Knoxville 112

Knoxville

Knoxville and Bristol Knoxville Bull's Gap 56

Chattanooga and Chattanooga Big Shanty 107

Atlanta

Cleveland and Dalton Cleveland Dalton 27

Rome Branch Kingston Rome 17

Louisville City River Landing L. & N. R. R. 2

depot

Total............... .......... ........... 806

Besides the lines mentioned above, the Memphis and Charleston Railroad was opened from Memphis to Grand Junction, fifty-two